Tag Archives: confusion

Melka’s Story: child bride to advocate for girls [Video]

“We first brought you the story of Melka in Ethiopia last year. Today, we’re excited to present this video depiction of the remarkable young woman’s journey. Melka was 14 years old when, to her surprise, her parents married her off to an older man from another village whom she didn’t even know. When Melka resisted him later that evening, he […]

Why I’m Finally Sharing My Struggle With an Eating Disorder

“Life was too much. Single parenting and autism and a whirlwind of experience I couldn’t seem to grasp left me feeling undeserving of the most basic necessities and looking for something I might actually be able to control. Food and I have never had a loving relationship. You would never find me drooling over cake […]

LOVE>FEAR, Granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church Leader Leaves

“For nearly all of her twenty-seven years, Megan believed it: believed what her grandfather Fred Phelps preached from the pulpit; believed what her dad Brent and her mom Shirley taught during the family’s daily Bible studies; believed (mostly) what it said on those signs that have made Westboro disproportionately influential in American life—’God hates fags’; […]