In college getting a degree in elementary ed. Grew up baptist, now I'm leaning towards contemplative mysticism but I'm still going to a Baptist Church and the most baptist University ever. Met my boyfriend because Baudrillard in policy debate. Love: double exceptionalities, anti-neoliberal movements(esp in education), vacuum's, pumpkin spice, precarity, and royal icing cookies. Dream squad= Hillary McBride, Bob Goff, Giroux, and my middle school cheer coach. 2 on the enneagram
Literally have not been on here in forever, but I started watching stargirl on Disney plus last night (which was my absolute favorite book in elementary school and middle School, I did as much as I could to imitate her character in real life) And oh my gosh, the similarities between the ideas she embodies and THIS are striking. Working with my therapist recently to uncover how the ways that I've always thought led me to the beliefs I currently find myself in and this was proof of it.
Toxic purity culture
I understand the whole idea of it is crazy toxic and everything, but I needed a counter experience. It made me feel kind of powerful like I was taking something back for myself. Also inspired by Jamie Lee Finch's book that I binge read twice in the last few days
Toxic purity culture
The purity episode reminded me my Church would every February poke the bottoms of Valentine's chocolates and say no one wanted them now because you poked to see what was inside. This was supposed to be a metaphor for the fact if you had sex before marriage you were poked open and no one would want you anymore because someone already saw what you were. I'm countering that by buying a box of Valentine's chocolates poking all the bottoms out and eating them with my eyes closed
The Sunday thing today was beautiful, I was so happy, randomized breakout sessions made me a little nervous (I almost left when it said we were going to be split in groups bc I didn't feel like I would have anything to say) but I am so thankful I didn't. It made me feel not alone and I found that sense of belonging that I have been longing for. I can genuinely say for the first time in so long that I'm excited for next Sunday ❤️❤️❤️
I got engaged this week to my bf of 2 years this week my mom's side of the family was annoyed bc he's not Christian enough, I basically told my mom and dad everything about where I am spiritually, now several members of my family are trying to save me bc they think I'm an atheist since I like Richard rohr... All that to say I love you all on here so much. Thank you for reminding me I'm not alone ❤️
"dear theobrogian" next ep by @mike with Lin Manuel Miranda
So proud of you @mike you are so incredibly loved
Just want to say thank you @mike for being an example and prioritizing health over work 🖤 hoping for rest and healing for you 🙏
Wrote what feels like the 100th biblical worldview paper for my college career and it's interesting how much it's changed... Biggest changes since freshman year when I was very much struggling with fundamentalism: gradually stopped using male pronouns in reference to God, started using the word divine to describe THIS, focused in on Genesis 1 vs Genesis 3, no more mentions of innerancy. I may still be frustrated by assignments like this but it's really beautiful to see the growth.
Today in my philosophy of Christian education class We started talking about postmodernism. And everyone gives the flippant little Oh they say there's no absolutes, but that very statement is an absolute lololol with the little giggles that are like we're right don't you know. I kind of thought I was going to scream. I just had to like open mastedon and be like "Oh yes there are anti-capitalist feminists in this world that I can truly jive with." These are not the only educators that exist
Elementary Ed major reading all the anti-neoliberal lit I can find, trying to love Jesus and people, and dwelling with a little more vunerability every day.
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