PORTFOLIO

The following pieces are most representative of my voice, interests, and publication history.

 

Fearfully and Autistically Made

I wrote this essay shortly after my son was diagnosed with autism. My hope was to add momentum to the idea of autism acceptance by offering a transparent glimpse into the diagnosis process from a mother's perspective. Ultimately, I want my son to know, one day, that when we found out he was autistic, we ate cake. Published at Christianity Today

 
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School Choice and Communal Responsibility

This essay explores the implications of school choice and our communal responsibility to create equitable access to education. Published at Christ and Pop Culture

 

Baylor's Need for a Lingering Repentance

I co-authored the sports column Touchdown Jesus from 2015-2016. My goal was to cover sports stories with originality from a perspective that honored both my faith and feminist ideals. This piece deals with Baylor University's sexual assault scandal. Published at Christ and Pop Culture

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Solidarity, BBC Dad

An exploration of the limits of our own experiences, as seen in the BBC Dad story. Published at Christ and Pop Culture

Image: James Crisp / AP

Image: James Crisp / AP

Ashley Judd and Sexism on the Sidelines

An essay on sexism in sports as explored by a sports fan. Published at Christianity Today.

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How a Bunch of Impractical Jokers Helped Me Overcome the Isolation of Grief

A reflection on grief and community, and how Impractical Jokers connected me to both. Published at Christ and Pop Culture

Image: Courtesy ABC

Image: Courtesy ABC

As a Special Needs Mom I Thought I'd Hate Speechless

A review of ABC's Speechless, which I was initially wary of. Published at Christianity Today

Peyton Manning Is Like a Breath, His Days a Fleeting Shadow

An essay for Touchdown Jesus on the announcement of Peyton Manning's retirement and how it speaks to our human longing for infinity. Published at Christ and Pop Culture

Parenting Persons, Not Projects

An exploration of how the ideals of a meritocracy have negatively impacted American parenting. Published at Christ and Pop Culture