Picture from Radical Tenderness Project by Kristen Trudo: https://www.radicallytender.com/karen/ On August 6, 2017, I was invited by Rev. Rebecca Turner, my former supervisor at Faith Aloud, to preach and preside at Christ Church United Church of Christ in Maplewood Missouri. I chose the Matthew 14:31-21 story about Jesus feeding the five thousand with five loaves and … Continue reading Love Letter to Sad Revolutionaries
I ride the bus everyday. During the week, I wait at bus stops near Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church, a church that feeds people at 5pm from Monday through Friday. And I have some stories. Names edited for confidentiality. The first time I noticed Frank, he was carrying a chair. Over his shoulder, a … Continue reading Bus Stop Consent
Yesterday, I was thinking that I need to move to Chicago, so I can be surrounded by radical Asians. Today, I was surrounded by a wonderful community of friends, Black and Asian, all laughing and talking excitedly and eating good food and playing bananagrams and drying dishes together. I thought to myself, we have a … Continue reading The Pull is Strong
"What do you do for self-care?" she asked, in her perfectly coiffed bun, perched upon her head, every hair in place, gleaming with the tears of procrastinators and less beautiful people. Her legs were daintily crossed, her manicured hands poised above her papers, waiting for my response. Slouching in my chair, I chuckled nervously, trying … Continue reading Eats Her Feelings
Created two lazy recipes today. Stoplight Salad A medley of crunchy bell peppers and chickpeas in a crunchy, spicy, creamy sauce. Good for potlucks or a quick and filling snack. 1. Dice red, yellow, and green bell peppers. 2. Drain can of chickpeas and rinse with water. 3. Combine peppers and chickpeas. 4. Drizzle olive … Continue reading Stoplight Salad and Zucchini Chicken Rice Porridge
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It's grill time. Summer time is a great time to grill things. It's kind of counter-intuitive if you think about it-- why would you put things on hot flames when it's already super hot outside? But if winter makes you want to stay inside and snuggle with a warm drink and a book, summer makes … Continue reading Lazy and Delicious