Author: Shelley

Jenny Yumibe on learning to be a white ally

Over two decades ago, when my husband and I were first dating, we often met other people and would have the same conversation, which would go like this:
(Friendly inquiry): So Nathan, where are you from?
Nathan (somewhat annoyed): Wisconsin.
Inquirer:  No, where are you REALLY from?
At the … read more.

In You I Make My Home

We are starting an essay group that will focus on the idea of homecoming.  We will read essays on various understandings of home—our geographic, cultural, and spiritual homes. Alongside that, Family Promise is asking us to support their mission by participating in the #nightwithoutabed team … read more.

Reflecting on Our LGBTQ+ Inclusive Prom

“Two years ago while I was attending Youth Midwest Leadership School, they asked us to split up by our respective districts and talk about how we can accomplish more in our communities. After a bit of talking, I brought up how I wished I could … read more.

Yes, Harry Potter in Church

All Souls high school youth with their advisers

I spent last Tuesday driving from mall to mall in search of Harry Potter merchandise. I found Hufflepuff everywhere, occasionally a Ravenclaw shirt, but seldom anything Gryffindor or Slytherin in any size I needed. The All Souls High … read more.