Author Archives: Alise

About Alise

I’m a lot of things, but more than anything else, I’m a woman in progress. I’m finding that out more and more all the time. Knitting is just a series of knots. I hope as my tangled thoughts are put out there, they will weave together into something that adds a little bit of beauty to the world.

The Line

My evolution from being rabidly anti-choice to becoming pro-choice. Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Want Your Mother’s Day Well-Wishes

Moms of LGBTQ kids don’t want your well-wishes on Mother’s Day when you conspire against our kids the rest of the year. Continue reading

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Rachel Was Both

I was in fourth grade the first time I heard Charlotte’s Web. Our teacher would read us a chapter of a book right after recess and thus introduced me to Charlotte and Wilbur and Fern and Templeton. A story of … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Help Your UMC Friends Grieve

3 tips to help your friends who are grieving the decision of the General Conference. Continue reading

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The Church is Queer

My kids like to say that everything is gay. These video game characters are gay. These TV characters are gay. The plants outside are gay. Our dog is gay. One time I asked my daughter why everything had to be … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Story

I’m here in West Virginia where, for the second year in a row, there is a teacher work stoppage. My dear friend Anna sent me this a while back, and I think today is a great day to share it. … Continue reading

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Crumbs

We don’t have to give LGBTQ people crumbs. Continue reading

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