CC image courtesy of Pixabay, Animus Photograpy. HA note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Ella” is a pseudonym. On the surface, patriarchy and sexism did not impact my childhood as drastically as many of my homeschooled peers. My parents encouraged higher education and my mother believed that women should be able to support themselves. I wasRead more
Category Archives: Gender
My name is Elliott Grace, and I am a homeschool alumni.
I am Non-Binary Trans, and this is my coming out.
This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve written up to this point.Read more
By now, you’ve probably seen this video of a mother of twelve walking through Target, Bible in hand, loudly condemning Target for its trans-inclusive bathroom policy.
Here are some of the things the woman said as she walks through the store:
“Mothers, get your children out of this store!”
“Are you going to let the devil rape your children, America?”
“Repent, wicked Target…the judgement of God is coming on this nation and Target!”Read more
Tomorrow I take my final exam for my first semester of nursing school.
I am one day away from finishing the first leg of something I almost never started. I am also one day away from maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Instructors, friends, classmates, and my therapist all say they knew I could do it.Read more
This is a Homeschooling blog, so why talk about women in combat? It’s been a significant portion of my post-homeschooling life and gender identity, and I wanted to share a bit of that with you today.Read more
All I needed to do was have my parents sign the waiver. They refused.Read more
But I soon found that going to school wasn’t the hardest part. That came when I had to deal with the backlash of my (and my parents’) academic choices from a variety of different people.Read more
After becoming a new mom, I have been realizing how many bad mom- good mom rules have been thoroughly ingrained into my being because of my fundamentalist upbringingRead more
That world is still my worst nightmare (or at least an even tie with being buried alive), but I knew too many people who would’ve wanted it or something like it, and seven years later, I’m still feeling the aftershocks.Read more
“If I ever have daughters or young girls in my life, I will make sure they know that they are worth so much more than something to pretty to look at.”Read more