Author: Kalliope

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I Know.

                  When I was young, I felt everything with absolute certainty. I knew my father was the smartest, my mother was the sweetest, and my sisters...

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Reclaiming my Dresses

I am a stubborn lady. I can’t be convinced to change my mind about something if I’ve already researched and made my decision. Salespeople often dislike me for this reason – I’m impossible to...

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Reflection on perfection

For years I tried to be perfect. Because that’s the purpose of life, right? To perfect oneself, in order to earn a place in the Kingdom of God. I was told by so many...

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I Will March

Today in the US is a holiday – a recognition of the birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights hero and activist, possibly most well-known for marching on Washington DC and...

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Safety pins and allyship

Like many around me and many people I know, I cried when I woke up on November 10. I had truly not anticipated the results of the US election and had blindly, optimistically, believed...

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You Can’t Go Home Again

A week ago, I went home. Well, to one of the many homes I’ve had… I went home to my alma mater, my college. Or what used to be my college. When I attended,...

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A Tale of Two Coming Outs

Once upon a time (16 years ago) I came out. I was 18, in my freshman year of a woman’s college, and I had my first real girlfriend. I had a boyfriend in high...