Ladies and gentlemen, I’m glad you’re here.
I write about three curious things: femininity, sexuality, and faith.
Maybe you don’t think they blend?
In high school, I watercolored Saudi women on Huntington Beach. I drew a woman slipping a wedding band onto her husband’s finger. I painted Victorian and Afghan teens. I pen-and-inked a life-sized Mary Magdalene with my face, with a nail dripping blood. I painted Golgotha.
And no, I didn’t wear black. I wore Victorian skirts and was so hopelessly romantic I told everyone I wanted 12 children and planned to change the world as a stay-at-home mother. Those plans, ironically, took me to the University of Virginia, through a romance and broken engagement, and finally to Talbot, School of Theology. You can read more about that tale in Ruby Slippers (the book).
I’m married to an old soul, Dale Fincher. He and I co-founded Soulation, a non-profit dedicated to beauty, biblical faithfulness, freedom, honesty, and thoughtful engagement. We have a growing staff of 21 souls.
We live in the Rocky Mountains with our son, two corgis and a Siamese cat.