Crack the book that Re-rewrites history
And grow new eyes to
As a girl I watched
The lines between human and not
Like the whip he used on your back
Your blood flowed and your screams
Choked my sense
Like a millstone
Around my neck
With each black face
Pushed to the dirt
They said you weren’t
Allowed to know
What letters meant
On a page
Oral tradition is important for an egalitarian understanding of the Bible—its origins, development, nature, and relevance—because women were among the key players in this stage of the Bible’s development.
Just open a door. Even a small door. They will breach the surface like whales. They will walk with you on the waters.
They will believe in the storm and the Storm Master. They will share His faith and yours.
This story, from the point of view of a young girl, is about the collective responsibility of the church—male and female alike—to examine the type of environment we create not only through our theological stances, but also through our daily actions and interactions, so that we may make the church a safe and healthy place for girls and women.