Covenant College censored my alumni update

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? -Micah 6:8, KJV When I was asked at the start of last spring semester whether I would be interested in assisting on research for […]

Preview of Coming Attractions

So, I distracted myself from studying for my final to make this post. I’ve been saying for a while that somebody needs to do a greatest hits of current events and history for the former homeschoolers whose parents censored the newspaper/didn’t own a TV/learned all their history from Bob Jones or Abeka and are trying […]

13 Again

I feel like I just found a time machine and was transported two decades back in time. You may have seen that American Prospect came out with an article, “The Homeschool Apostates,” that chronicles some of the people who were hurt by the fundamentalist homeschooling world, and how homeschool graduates are pushing back. It’s a […]

Why I don’t support a Black Friday boycott

As a consumer, I hate Black Friday. Hate the crowds, hate the chaos, hate the lines, hate everything about it. As a commissioned retail employee though, I loved Black Friday. Sure, the only time I got food between 6am and 3pm may have been a few bites stolen here and there while hunting for product […]

In which Kathryn contemplates the possibility of becoming a professional member of the religious right

Why did I have to be such an ethical person? I’d make a pretty darn good professional member of the religious right. I’ve got such a perfect story to sell a ton of books and make it for years on the fundy speaking circuit too.  I mean, grew up in conservative homeschool family, did the […]

National Coming Out Day

To quote Harvey Milk: “I ask my gay sisters and brothers to make the commitment to fight. For themselves, for their freedom, for their country … We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets … We are coming out to fight the lies, the myths, the distortions. We are coming out to tell […]


Wednesday I was busy trying to put together a (belated) National Coming Out Day panel for next week (nobody who can avoid it sets foot on campus on a Friday), emailing with the director of admissions about a diversity recruitment email that’s going out to prospective students in my name as the president of OUTLaw, […]

Can you go home again?

Next week I’ll be heading back up the mountain for Covenant’s homecoming. It’s my 10 year class reunion and the first time I’ll have been back up the mountain since I graduated. For the longest time I never really had a desire to go back, I think because even though I loved my time there […]

Nerdy Homeschooler

Note: I wrote the following for Homeschooling Positives Week on Homeschooler’s Anonymous. *** I’m a nerd, a geek, though I suppose not enough of one to get caught up in the arguments over which of those terms is positive and which one is the insult. I was a female computer geek back before there were enough of us […]