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Personal blog of Alicia Fowler, aka @aliciaef, senior strategist at FutureBrand. Topics covered include brands, branding, technology, and space, and more!

That time I felt homo fomo

After reviewing the clobber passages in Leviticus, I had a sudden pang of homo fomo. I recalled the fundamentalists’ signs that God hates faggots, but never one that God hated lesbians. While I would prefer to not put words in the Divine’s mouth, I was curious. Did the rebbes remember the ladies? Read on for more.

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That time I grieved for my cousin

The opioid epidemic took away my cousin much too soon. As the fuzzy childhood memories of Bradley’s goofiness flooded my brain, I wrote his obituary. But after I wrote it, I felt conflicted. What do we say about the awful stories of our lives that respects the dignity and personhood of those whose voices are silent? I wrote about the experience for my course on Gender and Sexuality in the Hebrew Bible which explored these kinds of questions.

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That time I made videos

Last fall when I splurged on a new Nikon DSLR, I did not think I'd get into the "sure I'll make you a video" side hustle. But you know what, you watch enough 13 year olds making production-quality tours of their tiny rooms and you start to think, why the hell not? 

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That time I wrote a sermon

There's something I have to confess... I go to church. Ew gross I've said it.

And yes fine, those of you who know me, know I "belong" to a few church communities, even if I don't attend them weekly. It's a weird thing in New York to say you go to church. It was a weird thing to say in London too, where I went to St James's this past summer because I seriously thought it would be a cute British thing to do. (Nope. Londoners are just like New Yorkers.)

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