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  • TeenPact and Relationships

    Everyone is told, no crushes are allowed to happen at TeenPact (because you can “allow” a crush to begin with). Boys are told, to open doors for women, to let them go first in line, and to treat them like they’re delicate little flowers. Essentially, boys are taught to treat women like objects who are […]

  • TeenPact and Women

    To my knowledge, there have only been two female governors in Maine, and none (to my knowledge) in GA. Maine is seen by the staff as the more liberal/wildcard state where things happen there that don’t (or aren’t allowed?) happen in other states. Maine and Hawaii I suppose, because there’s surfing there and every staffer […]

  • TeenPact and Me

    TeenPact is a christian conservative/evangelical organization that organizes government and civics classes and camps throughout the country. Their goal is to raise a generation of christian leaders (teens) to go and bring the country back “for christ” by encouraging activism and male leadership. When I think about TeenPact and my time there, I don’t feel […]

  • Ex-Teenpact Blog Week

    I was talking to a friend a while ago, and we were comparing notes on our experiences with TeenPact. It feels like such a taboo subject to talk about, I’m actually almost scared to, which honestly, is why I am – because if this one thing from my past has this much hold on me […]

  • If you’re reading this, you’ve (basically) survived 2020

    As much as I am ready to be done with the last century of this year, I don’t even know how to start processing everything that’s happened. It’s been intense and every time I think about it, I immediately go think about something else because there is too much and building a railway in Minecraft […]

  • Primer

    Quiverfull, Courtship, Homeschooling, and Religion Escaping Coming Out Gender Feels Published Articles I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah How I Escaped Christofascism and Other FAQs From You, Answered Here Are The Strategies That Actually Work Against Christofascism, From a Former Believer By Any […]

  • I was meant to be an arrow

    We would scoff at the idea that people wanted to have well-rounded educated children. I was meant to be an arrow to pierce the darkness and pop all the well-rounded bubbles. << actually a thing that was said. I watched the news nightly from the time I was 8, I listened to Rush Limbaugh and […]

  • Well Then, God is a Shitty Author Part 4

    I went a couple weeks listening to my parents and not talking to Alex. Making sure they weren’t monitoring me, etc. As they became convinced I had moved on (apparently cutting my hair in an effort to defy them = moving on) I went into planning mode. Alex and I had figured out ways of […]

  • Well Then, God is a Shitty Author Part 2

    Alex’s dad called mine because he wanted Alex not to be crushed if he asked and dad said no. Or so the story goes. Anyway, not long after, maybe the next day or later that night, Alex called and asked dad The Question (because asking to court is basically asking to marry me. I’m not […]

  • Well Then, God is a Shitty Author

    cracks knucklesSo, I was looking in the archives and realized that in the ~5 years I’ve been blogging here, I’ve only mentioned courting like, 4 times (swear it feels like more though), and it’s such a huge part of my story….but also an intensely emotional and painful one, which is why it’s referenced but never […]