Five Things I Never Thought I’d See

mary dispenza surrounded by young LGBT activists at Seattle Pride tivists

A confession: I never thought I would see this day Though I’ve worked hard for the acceptance of same-sex couples, I never really believed I would see the day when I could marry the person I loved. I never thought I would see the day that my transgender friends would be granted their rightful place…

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Gave away a copy of SPLIT at Island Books

Mary Dispenza reading at Island Books Mercer Island, WA

Sunday June, 28th I was at Island Books, in the beautiful village of Mercer Island, Washington, to read some selections from my memoir, SPLIT: A child, a priest and the Catholic Church. At my readings, I always spend some time talking about the issues survivors face. The last few months gave us lots to talk…

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Angry at the Catholic Church

person holding up angry mask

The Language of Righting Wrongs The other night at my Spanish class I saw a woman I knew, but I couldn’t remember where I’d met her. So I introduced myself and we did that thing where you both list all your affiliations and social activities, looking for anything that connects. One of the activities I…

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