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Big and exciting news! I am launching a new adventure. What is it, you say? I am making my designs, resources, and research available for you. If you want to find ways to expand your reach, explore original ideas, and creatively help yourself and others on the healing journey, I encourage you check this out! … Continue reading New From Dr. Sim!
I have a new article out today on Feminism and Religion. This one is about ecological healing for the earth while imagining the divine as a mothering, compassionate, feminine deity. I bring out some of the wonderful work of Rosemary Radford Ruether in "Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing" (New York: Harper … Continue reading Feminism and Religion: Embodying Gaia
What does it mean when a person experiences an assault? Can rape happen in committed relationships? These are tough questions but I will attempt to answer them in this post as a preview of what you will see in my upcoming book. I define sexual assault and consent in these ways: Sexual assault: Any … Continue reading Let’s Talk Consent
Today my article for Annesley Writers went live. This month they are focusing on gender-based violence, including domestic violence. They asked me to write this piece and I was thrilled to be a part of this project. Here's a teaser. It was a chilly spring afternoon when I got a call from an unknown number. … Continue reading Annesley Article: Survivors Know Best
According to an article published by Slate this week, the prosecuting attorney in Honolulu created stipulations for victims of violence to receive services in the local shelter. As of today, July 15, 2017, the article is available for review here. In this piece it states the following conditions must be met if a person desires … Continue reading What is Wrong with Conditions?
Fair warning, this article will have spoilers—so watch the movie first! Then come back and join the conversation. This article examines aspects of the “truth behind the fiction” notion in Wonder Woman by highlighting the ways this entertaining adventure reveals the truth about the divine feminine spark women embody and cultivate in the world. See … Continue reading Wonder Woman: A Divine Feminine Myth for our Time
I appreciate you, my readers, so much! And I hope you'll give this new, radical and edgy piece a chance. This article is an interpretation of an image by Eric Drooker: Artist (who has over 30 covers for The New Yorker). In this piece I examine and interpret how this art challenges the patriarchal nature … Continue reading Eric Drooker’s “Crucifixion”
Facebook can be really great some days. As we seem to do so well on social media, a problem was written out and friends offered wise words of wisdom, hope, and... this house. I know what you're thinking. "A house?" And your inquisitive response would be legitimate. Who would ever think a photostock house could … Continue reading Man of the House:
I published a new piece with Evangelicals for Social Action that deals with the harm done when we make suggestions on how women can protect themselves from rape. "Consider this thought experiment: A survivor of sexual assault—someone whose body was literally violated by another person with unwanted touch, was humiliated, couldn’t make the person stop, … Continue reading Don’t Drink? How About Don’t Rape?