A few weeks ago I wrote an article for Bedlam Magazine detailing my experience as a woman in an extremely patriarchal church here in France. It was something I hadn’t come up against before in such a glaringly obvious way so the experience left quite an impact.
Content note: hate speech
Here I am, sitting on my comfy bed a million miles away from home on a wintery European afternoon, contemplating where to send my family’s Christmas package (my parents’ place in the country? My littlest sisters’ flat? My other sister’s flat and/or work address? Will it even arrive in time???) When a news report pops up on my screen about a New Zealand pastor telling a gay man to kill himself (you can watch the report here if you want).