Parts 1 & 2 of a podcast I did with Valerie Orth from League of Badass Women is live today. I get personal and talk about how instrumental Joe Crawford was in my process of coming out. <3 “In this week’s episode I continue speaking with health and wellness writer and mentor, and serious badass, […]
“Believing in a gender binary, where only “men” and “women” exist, has created a stifling system where personality traits are attributed to one gender or the other. This ignores the vast intersections where male, female, and non-binary characteristics exist, co-mingle, and crossover. What’s wrong with a man crying and being sensitive? What’s wrong with a […]
Read it here.
Read it here. A collection edited by Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
I was asked by Ally Timm to share my thoughts and feelings about being genderfluid. You can listen to the podcast here.
I walked and walked for ages and lifetimes, looking, searching. The light was more than half over. I prepared myself for the close of another day wherein my search failed. My eyes scanned around me methodically, left to right and back again. I had truly begun to give up hope when my eyes settled on […]
The full length of you -tighter get even closer please – Along the full length of me Our backs pressed like wood Notched, planed, sanded to fit Worked over by life And the wars we won Even if we lost Because we survived And the wars ongoing That threaten to destroy But sound more like a growly […]
The first bit I wrote after the drought where my words were stuck past my teeth down my sore throat weak from loneliness deep into crevices under my ribs and ribboning around my heart in ways that hung the truth was a piece about how love stomped down the barbed wire fence in just enough […]
Previously posted at Medium here. This is possibly one of the most complicated things I’ve ever written. That’s not because I shy away from tough subjects. I’ve been writing online since 2002, contributed to books and other publications, and written two of my own books discussing things like religion, politics, and mental illness. This is […]
This post went viral on Facebook. As I post this, the counts are: 10.4k+ shares, 3.4k+ comments, and 20k+ reactions. Here is the full text. At the bottom you’ll see a video where I answer some of the most common questions that came my way in response to this post. __________ Hi there, white friends. […]
I made a video to explain my answers to the most-asked questions. Why I Left the LDS Church from Leah Peterson on Vimeo.
Update: I’ve moved my campaign to GoFundMe! Welcome. You’ve probably heard of the campaign I’m running over on Kickstarter for my new book, Unconventional Gratitude. It’s a collection of letters to important women in my life and a reminder to look for ways to overcome getting caught in the downward swirl of depression in these […]