On Adrian Peterson and the Public Stoning of Unmarried Grieving Parents.

It’s always difficult to process the death of an infant or toddler at the hands of an abusive adult. Because children are so utterly defenseless, so completely dependent on and trusting of the adults in their lives, and so vulnerable to any domestic violence that may be occurring in their homes, it’s hard to know […]

Really, Pastor Marvin Winans? Churches Aren’t Meant to Isolate and Shame Children.

I can’t tell you how many mothers of color I know who grew up attending church every week. I’ve lost count. Young, devout women from various backgrounds — cultural, socioeconomic, denominational. Girls who gave birth to their firstborn as unmarried teens. Women who married before giving birth, divorcees, never-marrieds. We’re a diverse lot. As one […]