Since I have entered the world of social work and community development I have had a lot of questions about my faith, my personal values and the way I make decisions. At first I was scared of these questions as I though it meant I was doubting my past, and my own beliefs. Turns out this is actually a very healthy experience to be going through as I am learning more about how I was made and how to question the norms I have accepted before. I have questions on a lot of topics, like how does faith fit in with work, what are my views on sexuality, what are my political views, etc. But the main theme that has moved me and inspired me the most is my questions around women and men as equals- at work, at home and in places of worship.
I have noticed myself get really upset at things that would not usually have bothered me in the past. I have had arguments where I am advocating for something I am not sure is exactly truth and I have read blogs, books and essays on how men and women 'should' act.
This month, I will be inviting you in to my journey of questions. I will share some personal stories, repost blogs or books that I have found helpful as well as host some guest writers. My goal is not to come to a final stance or view, but to be genuine in sharing concerns and dreams. I may also share ideas that I do not agree with, but want to highlight answers that others have come to adopt.
I am choosing to call this series 'it May be' because I have found that the most helpful response to my questions thus far have been "maybe" or "that just may be".
If you would like to submit a piece or share a video/blog that is relevant please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @livgrigg
Looking forward to sharing!