Hey, friends. I’m Kristin Louise – a grad student and super-amateur contemplative currently located in the midwest United States.
A little about me:
AllegiantLove is my blog that explores the intersection of emotional wellness, spirituality, and activism. It was born slowly and sloppily out of two+ years of recovery from fundamentalism and a couple “rock bottom” moments that exposed how little I knew about true emotional self-efficacy.
I believe in brave spaces over safe spaces because nowhere is 100% safe all the time. Having said that, I work hard to make sure everything I write is trauma-informed and points to hope. If you’ve been through something terrible or have lost the faith that used to give you a sense of security and stability, I just want you to know that I write (and speak) with you in mind. I’m glad you’re here, taking back your own story.
I don’t retroactively curate my writings from earlier in my journey and that’s intentional. In my earliest posts you might see a bit more churchy language and male pronouns for God.
Reach out to Kristin at allegiantlove@gmail for more information about speaking, academic/research projects, or collaborations.