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Candace Simpson is a seminary student based in New York City. Her work has appeared in For Harriet and qz.com. She is a friend, a neighbor, a writer, an educator, and a Beyonce fan. Her theology is simple and inspired by Beyonce’s reminder. “God is God, and I am not.” You can follow her tweets at @CandyCornball

Recent Posts

May 15, 2017

As a teenager, I went to youth Bible study on Wednesdays, choir rehearsal on Fridays, and volunteered with the Children’s Ministry on Saturdays. My week, and my network of friends, revolved around social activities in church. We traveled from place to place because safe and loving adults cared to drive us from place to place. I think of people like my dad, Ms. Sonya, Ms. Burwell, Ms. Dixon, Mr. Sidney, and many others. 

My mother is one such safe and loving adult. 

Jun 17, 2016

In the last few days, we’ve been trying (and failing) to adequately process the attack of Pulse Nightclub. 49 beautiful people were stolen from us, and more than 50 were wounded and still recovering. This moment reminds most of us who have known this intimately that to be queer, to be Brown and Black, to be these things together and more is to be constantly vulnerable. This world is not kind.

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