My parents came to see me while I was living in Papua, Indonesia, right out of college. In anticipation of their visit, I went to the market to shop for delectable fruits they’d never seen or tasted before. As we sat down to breakfast one day at my fellow expats’ house, I started peeling snake fruits* only to find that one after the other was rotten inside. Travesty! In response to my ire, my dad turned to our host and explained, “Annie’s always had a strong sense of justice.”
In the years since, I’ve honed my focus so as not to be stymied by a few pieces of bad fruit, and instead focus on politics and gender in my work as a theologian. Writing is my medium and my great joy. I’m working on my MDiv at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and will graduate in 2018.
When I’m not writing, reading, thinking, or seething, I’m obsessing over my dog, cooking and drinking wine with friends, and going on adventures near and far.
I have faith that God is good—very good. I have faith that humanity, expressly created in God’s image and for God’s pleasure is similarly good—very good. I have faith that when things are at their very worst, we will discover most clearly what God’s best in us is.
*I have absolutely no recollection of the actual name of this fruit, and for that I blame Karen. (You know who you are.)