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We Are the Answer We've Been Waiting For

We Are the Answer We’ve Been Waiting For

This is part 6 in a series of posts by sexual violence survivors and advocates who want the opportunity to respond to the findings released in November by Eastern Mennonite University’s hired compliance firm D. Stafford and Associates. The first, second, third, fourth and fifth posts by Stephanie Krehbiel, Lisa Schirch, and myself can be found at these links. In this last post of the series,...
Lines in the Sand

Lines in the Sand

*Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Hilary Jerome Scarsella, originally published in the Spring 2014 issue–a special issue on sexualized violence–of Timbrel Magazine, a publication by Mennonite Women USA. To purchase a copy of this issue for a special discounted price of $5, click here.– RH  In each issue of Timbrel, a section called “Three Windows, Three Women” highlights...
Becoming Light

Becoming Light

*Editor’s Note: Today’s post was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue–a special issue on sexualized violence–of Timbrel Magazine, a publication by Mennonite Women USA. To purchase a copy of this issue for a special discounted price of $5, click here.– RH   I’ve been wandering on a long, winding road of healing since that...
Lighting the Dark: Timbrel Magazine Covers Sexualized Violence

Lighting the Dark: Timbrel Magazine Covers Sexualized Violence

Editor’s Note: I was honored Timbrel Magazine Editor Claire DeBerg asked me to write on the topic of sexualized violence for the Spring 2014 issue. When I discovered my blog partners Hilary Jerome Scarsella and Barbra Graber were also writing powerful pieces for the issue, I thought Our Stories Untold needed to showcase the pieces. Today we have...
Seeing Us Through: Growth from All You Need Is Love

Seeing Us Through: Growth from All You Need Is Love

Attempting to reflect on what I experienced at the All You Need is Love: Honoring Diversity in Women’s Voices in Theology conference last week has been a challenge. Typically not lacking words, the conference left me without. I walked into the event grateful towards all who contributed monetarily so I could go, but also with a...
Exploring the Inner Landscape of 2013, Thoughts for a New Year

Exploring the Inner Landscape of 2013, Thoughts for a New Year

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi The words of Rumi the Sufi poet have always attracted my mystic mind, and as I reflect on the transition of 2013 to 2014 I’m once again struck by the simple profundity of Rumi’s...
Pulling out the Weeds - A Call to Prayer

Pulling out the Weeds – A Call to Prayer

It it Thursday, a day that marks a powerful movement. A day that is both refreshing, invigorating, and sometimes heartbreaking for me. A day in which I feel more connected and strong through the empowerment of a supportive group of people. Today is the day of collective prayer, and wherever you may be at 3...
Rape, Facebook, and the Feminine Divine: Reclaiming our Feminine Power

Rape, Facebook, and the Feminine Divine: Reclaiming our Feminine Power

Two years ago, I left my long-time career and began work to empower women and girls through the Divine Feminine.  About 6 months ago, I veered out a bit to help tackle rape culture on Facebook. Last month, I began to receive death and rape threats as a result of that work.  Today I bring...
Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 3

Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 3

This is my last post in a series of three dealing with sexual abuse and Christian spirituality. You can see the first post here, and the second post here. I wrote these as a way to process some of what I’ve been noticing as I work with women in the Church who have experienced sexual violence...
Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 2

Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 2

This post is my second in a series of three posts dealing with sexual abuse and Christian spirituality. In my first post I talked about ways that certain Christian messages tend to create stumbling blocks for those striving to heal from the trauma of abuse, and I listed a couple of ideas to keep in mind...
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