Just as a heads up about some changes coming up on the blog:
- Site Redesign: The look of the blog will be changing pretty dramatically sometime in the next two weeks. I’ll also be reorganizing all of the posts on the blog into different (and hopefully fewer) categories and tinkering with the details of the new theme after the main redesign, so things will be in flux around here for a bit. [ ETA: Redesign is up! Please let me know what you think :) ]
- Broader content focus: Obviously, there are lots of posts on the blog these days that aren’t about complementarian Christianity. I’ve also been writing criticism elsewhere on issues not directly connected to U.S. Christian culture (and doing lots of TV and movie livetweets/Twitter commentary that I’d like to bring to the blog). Over the next few months I’ll be more intentionally expanding the focus of blog content to cultural criticism more generally – of pop culture, arts and literature, sports, you name it (more on that below). This will most probably mean eventually changing the name of the blog to fit better with the new focus, but that’s a bit farther down the line. I’ll keep writing and soliciting writing about complementarianism specifically, and more broadly, race/gender/sexuality at the intersections of belief, non-belief, and culture. Faith and culture will always be an angle that this blog is especially concerned with.
- More contributors (perhaps including you?): I’m looking for more writers – both guest and regular contributors. I’m especially looking for perspectives from women of color and/or indigenous women, but anyone that offers brings a thoughtful, under/misrepresented perspective on cultural issues is welcome!* This isn’t an exhaustive list, but some ideas of topics/categories I’d like contributors for:
- Pop culture and sports writing
- Reviews/commentary on TV, movies, books, music, etc.
- Visual art or video contributions
- Writing on intersections of belief and culture and/or identity and culture that decenters US-centric and western-centric narratives.
- Religion writing that decenters the usual focus on “mainstream” Christianity (e.g., on Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, non-belief, non-theism, indigenous religion, etc.) or challenges the mainstream narrative about Christianity (black, Latin@, or liberation theologies, feminist, womanist, or mujerista theologies, queer and trans theologies, theologies of poverty, disability, etc.).(
- [Your idea goes here]
I have thoughts about where I’d like the blog to go, and I’ve already asked a few people if they’d be interested in joining as contributors, but I’d really love to hear your thoughts on what kind of content you’d like to see on the blog!
If you would like to contribute some writing on any of these topics, have a topic to suggest, or know someone who might want to contribute a post, please let me know in the comments or via the contact page. I’m also looking for a few people to come on as editors, so speak up if you’re interested or know someone who might be!
*I think it’s only fair for people to know ahead of time if they’ll be paid for their writing (or anything else they create), so to be clear, there’s no money involved in writing for AWH at present. I write and run the blog on my own time. It’s possible that there may be revenue from the blog at some future point – that seems pretty distant to me, but who knows! If/when that happens, my goal is to be transparent about the financial side of things and pay regular contributors as I can. But again, that’s a long way off.