is a writer. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere, including several anthologies. Her book, Given Up For You: A Memoir of Love, Belonging, and Belief, is out this month from University of Wisconsin Press. You can visit her website or find her on Twitter.
A story about love, loss, and surprise in a small town church about the extraordinary things that can happen when we step outside our familiar social circles — and ourselves.