When not traversing the nooks and crannies of the wide world, i, lizzie (lowercase intentional) live here, on the internet.

Sailor-mouthed seminarian. Passionate forexapnsive, gender-full language for God. Liturgy-Loving and God-is-Gender-Nonconforming-professing. Fat and learning to love it. Fierce intersectional feminist. Proud Summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College. Drinker of Scotch (straight) and consumer of politics (queer).  Madly in love with my small-town big-dreamer partner, Jonathan. Have lived all over the world (favorites: Edinburgh, Scotland and Kotido, Uganda). Currently based in North Carolina.


Abounding with gratitude for the beautiful people i am blessed to share my life with.

And this blog is a little bit of all of the above.

Author of “Sex, Shame and Scarred Knees” in the anthology Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith (White Cloud Press, 2013)!

Publicist for My Name is Brett: Truths from a Trans Christian (September 2015)

Editor of Courageous Conversations: Christian Women Unearthing the Unspeakable (RCWMS Press, 2013).

Thanks for coming along for the ride!



14 thoughts on “About

  1. gallivance.net says:

    lizzie, What a breath of fresh air you are! It’s a joy to encounter you because you THINK about things. And your experiences will continue to add to your knowledge and wisdom. I have immense respect for people who speak their minds and are willing to listen to other’s opinions. I applaud your intrepid spirit. All the best, Terri

  2. ephemeralcas says:

    I am VERY interested in reading your publications and blog. I was raised in an extremely religious home and blossomed into a radical feminist in my late teen years. (You can imagine my parents dismay.) However, I have not completely disowned religion quite yet and have certainly not written off spirituality with God or whoever is out there.. I just am trying to figure it all out. I am finding it is virtually impossible to be a feminist and a christian.. So like I said I am VERY curious to see what you have to say. 🙂

  3. April Albrecht says:

    @elizabeth mcmanus I just stumbled across your blog while reading up on Mount Holyoke. Every bit of it is like an echo of my very own heart! I grew up a Southern Baptist preacher’s daughter and it has colored every aspect of my life in especially fascinating ways. I rebelled ferociously in my adolescence and struck out to find a gender balance and ideology that works for me. It has been an incredible journey of discovery that transforms me on a daily basis. I’m applying as a Frances Perkins scholar at the Mount after 14 years of staying home to raise children while also studying midwifery and teaching various art classes. What a happy coincidence to find your blog:~) I love what you have to say! I’ve now got you bookmarked and I’m looking forward to reading more.

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