A Woman Of Size

Recently, I heard a phrase that I adore: Woman of Size. I love that idea. It goes beyond the politics of the”fat” label, which still stings no matter how feminists positively co-opt the word. How lovely it is to say: “I am a woman of size. I contain multitudes. I encompass girths of greatness.” I […]

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Compassion and Love

Lately, life is busy but merry. I have two recently published essays that I’d love to share. The first, “The Other Side of My Window,” is about how little acts of kindness in everyday practice makes for peace. The essay was written for the Patheos Public Square Best Practices for Peace in 2015. I’m honored to […]

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Random Thoughts #2

#Ferguson It has been on my mind. I know the narratives are more complex than what the media provides. I am troubled by how the current discussion around race is shaped: People of Color are worried about their lives. White people are worried about property. A lot of white people just don’t get it. This […]

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Random Thoughts #1

I did not shop on Black Friday. I loathe shopping and stores and crowds. Instead, I toured a historic district, Old Salem, with a friend. We roamed the uneven sidewalks in awe of history. The buildings reflected autumn light in a way that made us long for strong men, the kind who would hold our […]

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An Accidental Jihad

Originally posted on Love, InshAllah:
Writer Krista Bremer met Ismail fifteen years ago on a North Carolina running trail. A romantic relationship developed through an unexpected pregnancy, eventual marriage, and subsequent spiritual growth. Krista’s recent memoir, My Accidental Jihad, details her jump into the deep space of marriage and an unexpected faith journey. Deonna Kelli Sayed speaks with Krista…

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