UK Religion

"I’m proud that I stayed true to myself ... but I definitely don’t want to go through that in the future."
"I was terrified of disappointing God. Sex was on my mind — just like most other teens — but underneath, my thoughts thrummed a steady hum of shame."
"'I’m Matched,' I said, without emotion. Three days later, I stood next to a tall stranger while wearing a wedding dress several sizes too big."
"This small act of destruction made me look at the neighbourhood I’ve lived in for over a decade, where I’ve always felt safe and welcomed, in a new way."
Nouhaila Benzina wore a hijab on the pitch, a world first for such a senior female footballer.
"I longed to be thin and beautiful, much like the girls who were leaving my church to attend [Gwen Shamblin's Remnant Fellowship]."
"The campus day care sent me a memo giving them legal permission to hit my son, which they instructed me to sign and return."
"By age 39, I was a mother of 10. And I had learned what kind of father my husband was."
“‘Stay and fight,’ some queer congregants begged me. But I’d fought valiantly for 15 years, and those stained-glass walls were caging me in.”