Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Programming

On Math & Programming

I’ve been told on multiple occasions by other programmers that “you don’t need math to program”. This is often said by people who actually learned math – or at the very least more math than I did. While I understand what they’re thinking (“the computer does the math for you”), they have a skillset that… Continue reading On Math & Programming

Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Quiverfull

NLQ didn’t “decide” to take down alumni posts, We demanded it.

Today, No Longer Quivering published a 2016 housekeeping post where they noted that they changed their focus in 2015 (which is true) to be on the mothers leaving the QF movement and as a part of that they decided to remove the voices of the adult children from their website. They were not the ones who decided to remove… Continue reading NLQ didn’t “decide” to take down alumni posts, We demanded it.

Christianity · Courtship · Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Medical Neglect · Quiverfull · Spiritual Abuse

Preparing A Visionary Daughter to Do Hard Things (Written in 2010)

When I was 19 I had the opportunity to write out…basically my life story and post it to a website with a lot of readers. It helped me start processing my life and was the catalyst for rethinking all the things I was taught and starting to see my abuse for what it was. I’ve… Continue reading Preparing A Visionary Daughter to Do Hard Things (Written in 2010)

Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling

College isn’t For Girls (AKA: Backstory)

It occurred to me that while I’ve mentioned how my sex determined what I learned in school I haven’t really mentioned how that translated into college.     This is actually a little complicated because my parents waffled quite a bit before settling on their decision. When we first started homeschooling my mother’s plan (with… Continue reading College isn’t For Girls (AKA: Backstory)

Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Something Real

On College and Clothes that Fit

I took the placement test for adult basic education at my community college. I have an ID that says student and not “weird strange haired person who doesn’t belong: immediately escort out” on it, and an orientation on the 15th where I’ll find out where I placed and can sign up for classes to start… Continue reading On College and Clothes that Fit

Depression and Mental Health · Healing and Awareness · Homeschooling · Quiverfull

Giving Too Much part 2

When I was 11 we came home one day to find someone we’d met at a homeless shelter/food kitchen/church thingy on our doorstep, with her infant. We’ll call her Missy. I don’t know how she got our address, or why she was there. But she was. And I gave up my bedroom and moved in with… Continue reading Giving Too Much part 2

Homeschooling

I Helped Start an Organization Once…(and you can help)

About a year ago some homeschool alumni and I got together and founded the Coalition for Responsible Home Education. When Homeschooler’s Anonymous started exposing the stories of abuse and neglect in the homeschool community I realized that I wasn’t alone. It encouraged me to keep writing my story and I’ve written a lot over the… Continue reading I Helped Start an Organization Once…(and you can help)