At some point when you’re lost, you need to stop and find a new direction to go. When it comes to vast, societal issues concerning women, we’ve been lost for quite a while. We argue that rape victims somehow deserved it. We argue that women’s bodies are up for grabs. We argue that gender is set instead of fluid. And we’ve gotten lost in the woods, stubbornly insisting that if we just keep pushing on the same old paths, we’ll find our way out. But there are people standing just a few meters off the path, telling us they know the way out, and we need to make the effort to step off, to brave a new world, to see how things could be.



Sioux Falls, SD



USF '08 (BA)

Baylor '10 (MA)

Oxford '16 (MSt)


Dianna Anderson is a writer from Sioux Falls, SD. She is the author of Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity, and a contributor to RewireRolling Stone, Salon, Vice, and The Establishment. She writes on the intersections between theology, sexuality, and politics.