religion

I Left The Church To Become A Witch, And I'm Never Looking Back

What Paganism has given me is a newfound love of and belief in myself as a queer woman of faith. I can revel in my true, authentic self and be Read...
I regularly call upon personal saints whose sainthood only exists in my mind!

5 Extremely Specific Personal Saints I Pray To Regularly

I regularly call upon personal saints for help. Really specific ones whose sainthood only exists in my own mind, but they’re very effective. Today I’ Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
Culture

Sex, Shame, And Sex-Esteem: Unlearning Harmful Attitudes Toward Sexuality

It’s time we stop teaching shame and start spending more time fostering healthy sexual identities in young girls. Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
In recent times, Jews can again find their culture and identities being buried.

We Need To Talk About The Left's Antisemitism

Jews are again faced with the stark reality that antisemitism is alive and well within the United States. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   08.22.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Savannah came out as gay to her Mormon congregation while bearing her testimony. What her bishop did next was absolutely heartbreaking. (Image via YouTube)

Mormon Girl Comes Out As Gay To Congregation — Bishop Stops Her Mid-Speech

The idea is that you can say whatever you want, but most people know that there is a general script to follow when bearing one’s testimony. Coming Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
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Yusra Rafeeqi wants to invite you for dinner through "Dine With A Muslim Family."

Lovers & Fighters In America: 'Dine With A Muslim Family'

By bringing people together to share food and conversation, the Rafeeqi family are creating opportunities for non-Muslims to expand their knowledge Read...
Shannon Day    |   06.16.17   |   SHARE
Voices
Trust your life experiences. Believe yourself. Ask the questions, and be open to the answers that take you by surprise.

You Are Your Own Best Guru

On a practical level, being my own guru means that I trust myself. I can forgive myself when I make mistakes, and not get stuck in cycles of shame Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.14.17   |   SHARE
Minds
It was hard to gender God female because it felt like lying.

Calling God A Girl

If god was outside of time itself, how could she be restrained by modern American gender norms? Read...
Kelsey L. Munger    |   06.13.17   |   SHARE
Voices