Ep. 80: Laura Polk

My guest this week is the wonderful Laura Polk. She is an anthropologist, writer, and an online pioneer in critiquing and making space for people who are deconstructing purity culture. Her site, No Shame Movement, began in 2013 with the intent to “create a platform for people to discuss growing up in conservative Christian environments that were taught abstinence only and “unlearning” this ideology as adults.”

In this conversation, we talk about her life, purity culture, the intersection of race and religion, Bibleman, and much more.

Follow Laura @seelolago, and subscribe to her newsletter. She is also featured in a chapter of Linda Kay Klein’s book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, which is out now.



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Ep. 79: Steven & Seth Help Me Learn My Enneagram Type (Part 2 of 2)

In part two of my conversation with Steve Jones & Seth Harshman from the E9 Podcast, we delve into the Enneagram types even further with the hopes of determining my own type.

Yes, that’s right, your humble podcast host is typed on-air. It was really quite the experience. I felt simultaneously seen & dragged.

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Ep. 78: Enneagram 101 w/ Steven Jone s & Seth Harshman of the E9 Podcast (1 of 2)

On this episode, Steven & Seth from the E9 Podcast drop by to discuss the 9 types of the Enneagram, the exvangelical internet’s fave personality typology. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation; in part 2, they help me determine my own type.

Listen to the E9 Podcast! Follow Steven @skeptical_monk, and Seth @sethharshman.

And introducing Call & Response! Download the Anchor app, and respond to this episode’s question: What is your enneagram type, and how has it helped your personal development? Find the Exv Extras feed here: https://anchor.fm/exvangelicalpod

(Note: I was recovering from strep and the recording conditions weren’t ideal. If you’re sensitive to that, sorry; I made lemons out of strep-addled lemonade.)