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As an author, speaker, disability advocate, and trauma survivor, Stephanie has harnessed her experience, writing her intimate understanding of pain into messages that foster healing within the kingdom of God. Her book, The View From Rock Bottom, examines the influences of the prosperity gospel in the modern church and urges us to a deeper and more robust theology of suffering.

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If You End Church Mask Mandates, My Family Can’t Be There

by Stephanie Tait 05-19-2021

Photo: Gabriella Clare Marino / Unsplash

The new CDC guidance has also prompted many pastors and faith leaders to revisit their own masking and social distancing guidelines for worship. But as an immunocompromised person, I want churches to know that if you choose to allow your congregation to unmask now, before we have any sort of herd immunity, you are asking immunocompromised people to choose between risking their lives or being excluded from church.

The Vaccine Rollout in My State Is Ableist

by Stephanie Tait 02-17-2021

National Guard personnel and pharmacists administer vaccines at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Wash., on Jan. 27, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

Given that the CDC has found those with underlying medical conditions to be 12 times more likely to die from COVID-19, you’d think these folks would be among the first to receive the vaccine — but in many states, you’d be wrong.