There are plenty of places I find myself spending time online. Some are blogs (by friends and strangers). Some are sites with contributed content. Some are design-oriented. Some are Twitter feeds. Here’s a short list of favs:
Run, don’t walk, to your nearest bookstore to get everything Shauna has ever written. (Also, her blog is pure gold.) She’s so real and imperfect and authentic, and she definitely doesn’t know it, but she’s my spiritual sensei.
One of my Taylor professors directed me to Cara’s blog when she found out I was starting No Need for Mirrors. Cara writes beautifully about faith, Christian feminism, and singleness. We might be kindred spirits.
She Reads Truth is an incredible resource for devotion plans for women by women. It’s all very refreshing and relevant, often leading me to exclaim, “Preach!” as I do.
I met Brittany when we both lived in Nashville and have kept up with her (super cool) life in New York and Austin since then. This collection of loveliness about her life and adventures lives up to its name.
Liz is a friend from Taylor. She has a hilarious daughter who will entertain you even if you’ve never met her (like me). Liz is a liberal Christian feminist who speaks up brilliantly about controversial faith issues and has me hopping on any and every bus she’s driving.
Katie is one of my favorite illustrators. She’s a Hoosier artist I was able to interview in grad school, and I just adore her beautiful work. (Plus she’s just a super nice person!)
Beth is everybody’s favorite person, including mine. She’s a lot of things, including (but not limited to): talented freelance graphic designer, compassionate English teacher for refugees, and adorable beekeeper. You’ll love her designs — especially the fun little projects she posts on her blog.
Hello Giggles (co-founded by Zooey Deschanel) is chock-full of articles about everything from adorable animals to current events to arts & culture, written by women of all ages. Entertainment at its cutest.
Mindy is funny no matter what, but I just really love her Twitter account. One time my sister said she was scrolling through it, and some of Mindy’s tweets reminded her of something I would say. Best. Compliment. Ever.
Molly is a friend from high school. For months, she chronicled her infant son’s battle with Leigh’s disease. When he passed away at 8 months, she started a new blog to write about the aftermath. Her inspiring courage, heartbreaking honesty, and steadfast faith are a light in the darkness.
My friend Alicia from Nashville and her husband Drew are two of the most talented people on the planet, I swear. They’re the most sought after artists in Nashville. Monkey Ink Design illustrations and designs are unique and accessible, and I want to be Alicia when I grow up.
My friend and fellow Taylor grad Laci’s blog is a play on her last name. (It’s Wong. Get it?) She posts a lot of pictures of her so-cute-I-want-to-smush-them little boys and also often asks friends to submit content for different series throughout the year.
Brooke is one of my dearest friends and the best writer I know. She tells raw, honest, gut-wrenching, laugh-out-loud stories that make you feel like you’re having coffee with a friend you’ve known for years.