Holy Disruptions

by Jo Kadlecek There are some things Emily Nielsen Jones just can’t accept. Girls should not be born into a world that values them less than boys. Women should not bear the brunt of crushing economic inequalities. And our religious traditions should not in any way validate patriarchal gender norms that attempt to “keep women […]

Compassion on the Labor Ward

by Rachel Marie Stone The first time I walked into the hospital here in Malawi, I felt awkward and useless. I’m a volunteer doula, trained to give physical and emotional support to a woman as she labors, but clinical duties like measuring blood pressure or listening for fetal heart tones lie outside my scope. In […]