The following was interview was originally part of a Smart Girl Politics series in early 2013 and didn’t end up getting published. But some of the topics covered are still relevant today! Bethany Bowra will now be writing a daily column for Smart Girl Politics. Follow
Don’t forget there are many people in this world who do not even know that they are supposed to care about certain issues that affect them, issues which we just happen to commit our lives to combatting. If you want to reach larger audiences, show people outside of the conservative echo-chamber whatever content it is that you made. This is the best way to get a feel for what will resonate with people outside of your immediate circles. Do not be overly sensitive to criticisms. The audience’s reactions are your best teacher.
Matthew Perdie in an interview with Anna Maria Hoffman for Counter Cultured
That’s a Doodle Knits scarf made by my sister Abigail that I’m wearing, by the way. It was quite the hit in National Harbor and Washington as we filmed interviews for Tea Party News Network at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference and an interview
Just over a month ago (already?!) I attended this year’s edition of Acton University. The evening before flying out of Birmingham, Grandmomma and I attended a Fixed Point Foundation event at the Red Cat on “Making Sense of Old Testament Violence,” which was an excellent
Our languishing culture is made up of individuals, not a collective mass audience. Most of them are blasé, complacent individuals. To simply confront them with holier-than-thou accusations or rah-rah chants is fruitless. Moral outrage doesn’t make sense to them anymore, and misplaced skepticism is profuse.
Over New Year’s, Matthew Perdie, the Abbotts, Rachel’s boyfriend Adamson Easterly, and David Abbott‘s girlfriend Jessica Urffer visited Fair Hills Farm. The visit was a rousing success, complete with movies, fireworks, s’mores, a game of Catch Phrase, and Matthew’s film classes (a fascinating scene-by-scene analysis