“I always knew I wanted to write a queer saint holy book.”
Tags: A Million Quiet Revolutions, abortion, Bible, Catholic, Catholic Church, catholicism, colonialism, COVID-19, fathers, fathers and sons, gender, Gender Identity, genderqueer, God, LGBTQ, masculinity, nonbinary, Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy, pandemic, poems, poetry, queer, queerness, religion, Robin Gow, Saint Brigid, saints, Sarah M. Sala, sexuality, The Nasiona, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Tolsun Books, toxic masculinity, trans, Virgin Mary, Virgin of Guadalupe, YA, YA Literature
Blair Hurley discusses her debut novel, THE DEVOTED.
Tags: #metoo, Abuse, Alice Munro, appropriation, Blair Hurley, Boston, buddhism, Catholic Church, cats, creative writing workshop, cultural appropriation, Darin Strauss, debut novel, Eudora Welty, faith, first book, Flannery O'Connor, Liz Harmer, meditation, religion, Sex, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, spirituality, teaching writing, writing workshop, Zen Buddhism
Time blunts the crooked / to savage pews ...more
Tina Alexis Allen discusses her memoir, HIDING OUT.
Tags: alcoholic, alcoholism, Angela’s Ashes, Appalachia, Catholic Church, catholicism, child abuse, childhood, drugs, family, fathers, fathers and daughters, filmmaking, Frank McCourt, gay, Hiding Out, Iva-Marie Palmer, Jeannette Walls, LGBTQ, memoir, method acting, Outsiders, queer, recovery, screenwriting, Secrets of a Holy Father, Sex, sexual abuse, sexuality, siblings, sober, sobriety, The Glass Castle, Tina Alexis Allen
“Remember Sinead?” I asked. My mom nodded her head and shrugged. ...more
Tags: Anthony Kiedis, bob dylan, Boston Globe, Catholic, Catholic Church, catholicism, Chester Bennington, Chicago, child abuse, child molestation, Chris Cornell, death, Eileen Toomey, faith, feminism, frank sinatra, gender roles, human rights, Ireland, Joan of Arc, Joe Pesci, John Paul II, Kris Kristofferson, Linkin Park, loss, mental illness, miley cyrus, Music, pedophile, pedophilia, Politics, pope?, priest, red hot chili peppers, religion, Saturday Night Live, sexual abuse, shoplifting, Sinead O'Connor, SNL, Soundgarden, suicide, The Lion and the Cobra
A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Tags: Andrea Schuster, bullied, bullies, bullying, Catholic Church, child abuse, child molestation, childhood trauma, Corinthians, ENOUGH, fathers, fathers and daughters, Jeannine Hall Gailey, LGBTQ, Marnie Goodfriend, Martha McLaughlin, molestation, patriarchy, rape, Rape culture, religion, Sam Brighton, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, Susanna Vander Vorste, trauma
She said something to me, then, that has been a great comfort. “You had a choice,” she said, “but you did not have free will.” A choice that was no choice at all. ...more
Tags: 20 week ban, abortion, Boston, Catholic Church, catholicism, childbirth, Christianity, Colorado, D&E, dilation and extraction, dismemberment abortion, Donald Trump, faith, fetus, genetics, God, grief, Jewish, judaism, late-term abortion, legal system, medicine, Mike Pence, miscarriages, motherhood, mothers, parenting, Politics, pregnancy, pro-choice, pro-life, rabbi, religion, Roe v Wade, Rosh Hashanah, science, Senate Bill 8, third trimester abortion, Trump, TS Mendola, ultrasound, Yom Kippur
My lover became the Pope. It was the twenty-tens and the Catholic Church wanted to rebrand with Newport cigarettes and Hermes chiseled calves. ...more
Tags: abortion, broken relationships, Catholic Church, catholicism, children, contraception, dysfunctional relationships, environment, fathers, feminism, gender, gender roles, instagram, Julianne Neeley, Kim Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg, marriage, masks 2017, morality, mothers, pope?, pregnancy, religion, same-sex marriage, sexism, sexuality, Social Media, twitter
Critics have noted how The Keepers is similar to other prestige documentaries but with a significant difference—its focus on the victims and their stories. ...more
Tags: Abuse, adolescence, Catherine Cesnik, Catholic Church, catholicism, child molestation, church, clergy, confession, documentary, feminism, Film, Jean Wehner, Making a Murderer, Maureen Ryan, Michael Lehane, molestation, murder, Netflix, Patricia Grisafi, pedophile, pedophilia, PTSD, religion, Ryan White, Seton Keough High School, sexual abuse, Sister Catherine Cesnik, Stephanie Merry, Steven Avery, survivors, television, Teresa Halbach, Teresa Lancaster, The Keepers, trauma, true crime, victims
It took me nearly twenty years and the power of a fine film to fully realize what happened to me in the confessional was an inappropriate act by an adult against a child. ...more
Tags: adolescence, Boston Globe, Catholic, Catholic Church, catholicism, child abuse, child sexual assault, childhood, confession, Cresson, Film, God, Holy Confession, James Hogan, Joseph Adamec, Michael McDermit, Michael Sugar, Pennsylvania, Pope Francis, priest, religion, Rust Belt, Sacrament, Sex, sexual abuse, sexual assault, Spotlight, Tom McCarthy
William Giraldi talks about writing in spite of Catholicism: The Catholic O’Connor, in other words, has no Catholic agenda when she sits at the campfire to tell her story—across her singular canon all is chaos in search of grace, all is enigma unveiled but unsolved, and no credo is a clear victor. In her essay “The Church […]
In Seattle, there were more white-boy Rastafarians from the suburbs than people lining up to become Jesuits. Normal was nowhere in sight. ...more
Miriam Toews talks about writing, mental illness, death with dignity laws, and the thin and sometimes troubling line between fiction and autobiography.
Tags: All My Puny Sorrows, autobiography, Brittany Maynard, canada, Catholic Church, elena ferrante, fiction, Johns Hopkins University, memoir, mental illness, Meredith Turits, Miriam Toews, promotion, sisters, Social Media, suicide, suicide gene, Supreme Court, Switzerland, the Death with Dignity Act, writer, writing