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.

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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My #MeToo Story

My #metoo story is almost nothing, which is why I’ve never talked about it. I know women who have dealt with significant trauma from unwanted sexual advances, and I’m not traumatized at all. (For real. There are plenty of traumas … Continue reading

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No Debate

Photo by Kristina Tripkovik I’m having a bad day. I can’t stop thinking about little Jamel Myles, the nine year old boy who killed himself a few days ago after he was bullied for coming out as gay. He. Was. … Continue reading

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Doing the Unstuck

Let me start by saying that if you haven’t watched Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette on Netflix, do what you can to fix that as soon as possible. It is one of the most powerful, life-changing pieces of art I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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