Young and Female: Being Told I Can’t

Growing up, I never thought of being a girl as a disadvantage. I learned about the hardships women faced throughout history, but I didn’t think any of that was relevant to me and my life. But as I’ve gotten older, the realities of being a woman have proved more complex than I thought.

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Limitations

I am still learning that I have limitations. That’s one thing I am still in the middle of learning. It’s impossible to know what you don’t know. You’re simply unaware of your blindspots until you crash. Or until someone else points them out to you. In my case, the realization came in the form of […]

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The Altar: The Place of Killing

Two weeks ago at my church’s retreat, a preacher said the heavens were open, that there was a special grace to make requests to God. “Ask Him for whatever you want from Him!” he said. I’m not sure what other people in the room were thinking, whether they were asking God for spiritual gifts or spouses or […]

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Ready to Dream Again

An open schedule can paralyze me. Instead of pursuing all the personal projects I’ve been putting off, I usually just watch TV, take naps, and generally waste time. I lose my sense of direction. I’ve been putting off a lot of things lately: Moving, applying for my new visa, buying a keyboard, finding piano students… Instead of taking […]

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