Melanie grew up in various Baptist churches until her mid-twenties. She started her deconstruction after a year-long mission trip to Nigeria in 2012, and it's a journey she's still on! She has always identified as Christian and still does. She is really passionate about openly discussing flaws within the church and working together to make it a safe and inclusive space for all of us.
Melanie writes two poem in response to the article Facing My Own Deaths
Melanie shares her lament, or jeremiad, and reaches for the greatest sources of hope.