I’ve been called divisive many times, but at some point I’ve decided that it’s not worth it to stay silent, even though I may personally feel more comfortable. In 2013, Kirsten Purpura left her home in Indiana to volunteer for the summer in a homeless shelter located in what was considered the "worst" zip code … Continue reading Practical Tools to Be a White Ally – with Kirsten Purpura
This weeks blog post is written by Stephanie Williams. Stephanie is one of the lead pastors of Mill City Church. Mill City is a community focused on loving Minneapolis in the name of Jesus. She is also a professor for ministry classes at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul. She has experience coaching leaders … Continue reading Why I Intentionally Coach and Lead Men
Chelsea Risley, a writer and poet in the Chattanooga area wrote this poem in response to a book called Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe. She said, "It resonated with me because it treated women with... a little bit of something that was almost awe or fear, because of how powerful women are if they are … Continue reading “My body represents life”
Your story, even if you aren’t to the end yet, is where true freedom comes from. Honesty in situations of trouble release something powerful into the air, it breaks barriers and misconceptions. Be vocal about it, make art about it, write songs about it, and write blogs about it. It’s not always easy, but it is so powerful.
We at Release the Women have a passion for stories, specifically yours! If you are a woman a male ally a puppy with a cool feminist owner Then we want to hear from you! Send us your stories, essays, poems, and any other written expression about any of the following: feminism, spirituality, race, politics, religion, travel, … Continue reading Call for Submissions