Navigating agency and surrender with my namesake, the mother of God
The Sunday I decided to tell the truth about my miscarriage.
Lenz blends storytelling and critique to explore the role of myths in defining women’s bodies.
Both Agnes Howard and Brittany Bergman encourage reflection on a transformational experience.
Using case studies, Dána-Ain Davis shows how medical racism hurts black women.
10 writers respond.
The Red Sea, the baptistery, and the birth canal
The lively dystopian worlds of Louise Erdrich and Kaethe Schwehn
As I lifted the chalice, the baby began to play soccer under my ribs.
It's hard to imagine a more efficient way to rack up diverse denunciations than Rep. Todd Akin's approach in an interview on Sunday, when in one breath he both promoted a foul bit of junk science alleging that rape victims don't generally get pregnant (and thus don't need abortion services) and coined the term "legitimate rape." Pretty much everyone everywhere has condemned his comments, and rightly so. A number of rape victims have written responses, including Shauna Prewitt, whose post at xoJane went viral and taught a lot of us something appalling that we didn't know.
Advent is the season of the showing.
One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. But as United Methodist pastor Elise Erikson Barrett points out, we don’t much like to talk about miscarriage.