Emily Stimpson

November 25, 2013

101 Reasons to Give Thanks For Your Body

Yes, your body. The one you think is too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too old, too weak. The one with the scars and
November 21, 2013

Want to Express Yourself? Then Ditch the Daisy Dukes and Dig Out the Iron.

Hope springs eternal. Or so they say. It certainly springs eternal for fashion historian Katy Werlin. In the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s recent assessment of our culture’s
November 14, 2013

What Makes A Body Beautiful

It made no sense. People would see the old woman—frail and bent, her face lined with a thousand wrinkles. They would talk to her, look her
November 7, 2013

What the Pope Taught Me About Food, Sex, and God

When I was 19, I stopped eating. Not entirely. Just mostly. For the better part of six years, I survived on lettuce, tuna, and frozen yogurt.
October 25, 2013

Caffeinated Graces (or “Why Giving Up Coffee Is A Very, Very Bad Idea”)

Last week, I did a stupid thing: I gave up coffee. I know. Spare me the chastisement. Like I said, it was stupid—downright nutty really. But
October 15, 2013

The Boring Business of Being a (Girl) Saint

Somewhere in purgatory there must be a very large room filled with artists and writers doing time for the bad paintings, statues, and biographies of female
October 1, 2013

Why I’m Never Leaving the Catholic Church

In 2001, just months before the clergy sex abuse scandals in Boston broke, I came back to the Catholic Church. The timing couldn’t have been better.
September 24, 2013

Is Francis Talking to Me?

On Saturday evening, my friend Chris and I went exploring. Our first stop was a beautiful old Church in a once beautiful Pittsburgh neighborhood. Chris had
September 20, 2013

Who Really Has It All?

Can a woman have it all? A successful career? A flourishing family? A happy marriage? Not according to Elizabeth Corey. In her First Things contribution to the