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Our quarterly Ask Me Anything letter
First of all, a note of thanks for this fun milestone:
Numbers aren’t everything. But when you ditch a successful podcast to start a newsletter and everyone including your family thinks you’ve perhaps lost your marbles, and you post stuff that tries really hard to be honest + true which means it more often than not ticks the zeitgeist off, and you don’t have elaborate marketing plans (I even abandoned the Catholic Feminist IG this year and didn’t look back), it just feels good to get small nods of affirmation. So: many thanks for being here in my corner of the internet.
Last week, I opened up an Ask-Me-Anything in chat for your questions to build this week’s newsletter. I also opened my inbox to questions. I got many thoughtful, creative questions, and I really wish I could answer every single one, but I’m going to be doing these AMA issues quarterly, so there will be plenty of future opportunities to get a question in!
AMA disclaimers: Some of the questions were repeats/long and personal, so I’m paraphrasing a few of them.As I grow in my faith + personhood + feminism + motherhood + alllll that jazz, I’m really starting to see just how much I value open dialogue. I think the fact that we have such a hard time having conversations with one another is one of the critical breaking points of our society, especially in America— “land of the free”, etc. So here’s what I want to say: you and I can disagree and you are welcome here. You and I can hurt each other’s feelings and you are welcome here. You and I can have very different beliefs and you are welcome here. The only things I don’t tolerate are you telling someone else they aren’t welcome here, or you deciding to radically blaspheme the Holy Spirit or something. K? Lets pray for each other and assume best intentions as we wrestle with tricky topics. Conflict is what happens when thinking people gather.