Alice is a 30-year old mother of two, a former evangelical homeschooler and a current progressive Anabaptist. She has a lot of thoughts and feelings.

Christmas and Death

I’m thirty years old, and all of my grandparents are still living. I know this is an unusual thing. My husband lost both of his grandfathers before we ever met, and three years ago I stood by his side at his grandmother’s funeral. I know my turn is coming. Two days after Christmas while visiting […]

An Open Letter to Laura Meyers

Dear Laura, I recently read your post on the collegian about feeling like minority on your college campus, and it really resonated with me. Ten years ago, I could have written something very similar. I was admittedly not red-headed or left-handed, but I was a conservative Christian at a state university, and on top of […]

Nice Unicorn

Growing up homeschooled is a little like growing up with a unicorn that only you can see. You spend all day, every day, pretending that it doesn’t exist so that people don’t think you’re weird, and then one day you meet someone who says “nice unicorn. What’s his name?” And it’s just such a relief […]


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