Category Archives: against the grain.

25: My Response.

Life stops for no mouse activist–not even on a Day of Silence. Below are a few photos, documenting my experience of the Invisitble Children event “25.” (Read more about the event here). A brief intro: I almost forgot about the event entirely (recalled at … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is April 25th.

And I almost forgot. (School being done is screwing with my sense of time). Tomorrow is 25! 25 is an event organized by Invisible Children, where I spend 25 hours not talking on behalf of those who are silenced in … Continue reading

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Following Through With Faith.

It is a narrow way, scripture tells us, to Jesus (see Matthew 7:14). Scripture also tells us that it is worth it (I don’t even know where to cite, it’s really the ongoing theme). But do I actually believe what … Continue reading

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Beauty.

Hello, women! I know your eyes were drawn to that header. And men too, what is this thing we have with beauty? Hollywood seems to define it and yet simultaneously can’t touch it, and can’t attain it. Their quest for … Continue reading

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Help Crisis. Help the Everyday.

Tonight I feel really connected to the other side of the world. But the feeling is bitter sweet. Through photos, video footage, and audio tracks, CNN paints a pretty harsh picture of what is going on in Japan, Libya, and New Zealand, … Continue reading

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Pro-Life and Pro-Adoption.

Every so often I’ll have someone ask me, “Are you pro-life or pro-choice?” The question always made me hesitate. I used to lean towards pro-choice, depending on the circumstances, but now I lean in the other direction. If you disagree, … Continue reading

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On Being Fearless.

I have changed so much over the years. Life has sent me a curve ball or two, and through it all (well, all 21 years of it) I have been able to draw some conclusions, and I feel more confident … Continue reading

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