There is nothing quite like marching with 300,000+ people to help you feel like you are part of something bigger than yourself. In such a setting, “This is what democracy looks like!” becomes more than just words when it is a roar of the countless voices that surround you. Rubber sole meets unevenly sunken grates, […]
Midori HartmanMidori E. Hartman is a Ph.D. candidate at Drew Theological School in Historical Studies with a focus in Christianity in Late Antiquity. Her primary research interests are Augustine, ancient slavery, and rhetoric as it intersects with issues of gender, ethnicity, and animality. She is the submissions editor for EFSR/FSR blog.
Hey, we’ve (probably) never met, but there’s something that I’d like to get off my chest: I’m a secular student of religion. Maybe that doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, but it certainly feels like a big confession to make in a forum about religion. That said, let me explain why I think […]
Before there was a Katniss Everdeen of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, there were Offred and Moira of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985). Both story-worlds imagine similar outcomes for a future post-American reality, exploring life within democracy-turned-totalitarian societies as expressed from the perspective of some of its most oppressed and vulnerable bodies: children and […]