Saving Grace: There’s No One On My Side

Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter (Photo credit: geminicollisionworks)

[This is a reworking of an old essay from 2014]

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been re-watching the show Saving Grace for an analysis series about portrayals of alcoholism and other chemical addictions on television. I ended up thinking more about my own experiences as an abuse survivor. On the surface, I’m nothing like Grace Hanadarko, but I understand her character on a level that (I hope) most audience members will never have to. Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples, Animal Rights, and Why Vegetarians Offend Me.

As the title says, vegetarians offend me.  So do fundamentalists. Not all of them, but a lot. I live with it.  That’s called “acceptance.”  I’m a white Christian woman whose path includes elements of Catholicism, charismatic evangelicalism, paganism and Native American spirituality.  I’m positive that someone will be offended by this post.  Let’s have a party.

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