Feb/March 2017

This spring I’ve been spokesman more often than I’ve written. But also! I held a baby bear and wrote about it for work.

My church taught me that my virginity was ‘lost’. But I am re-choosing abstinence.
The Washington Post – February 15, 2017

I am not ashamed of my sexual experiences.

That is a revolutionary statement for an unmarried woman raised in evangelical churches at the height of “purity culture,” when the definitive book for teens to read was Josh Harris’s “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” I’ve had sex, and I’m not married, and I am not ashamed.

And yet, for now, I’ve re-chosen abstinence.