10940508_10155118343940551_8860630978310085557_nWelcome to this space!

I am the author of Evening Body, a poetry chapbook forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. My  poetry and nonfiction essays have been seen in a variety of literary journals, including Gravel Mag, Flycatcher, Parable Press Mag, San Pedro River Review, and St. Katherine Review. (Check out my Publications page for a list of published work.) I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from Murray State University’s low-residency program in 2010.

I am a third culture kid who partially grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. Professionally, I have been in the K-12 education field for 15 years. I am an ESL teacher who taught in public schools for 11 years, and for the past 4 years I’ve been instructional coach. I mentor and train ESL teachers, and I love building those relationships and celebrating the successes of teachers and students. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2000 and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction/ESL in 2003.

I am a Christian. Sort of. I was raised evangelical Protestant and converted to Eastern Orthodoxy over ten years ago. A couple of years ago I started asking some hard questions about the Christian faith, and now, I mostly call myself a faith-wrestler. You will find some of those faith-struggling stories on this blog.

I am a wife and mother of two children. I have to have a cup of coffee every morning, my nails are rarely painted, and I’m pretty obsessed with YA novels.

What do I write about? 

On this blog I write about a variety of topics, including:



Spirituality and struggles with faith

Cross-cultural experiences and relationships

Reading and books

Family life and parenting

Teaching/learning/ESL  – though these posts are few as I focus more on my personal life on this blog

(And occasionally geronimo stories that include tattoos.)

How can we connect? 

Please consider subscribing to this blog via email (box at top right) or WordPress!

I would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me. 

Email: karissa.k.sorrell@gmail.com

Twitter: @kksorrell


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  3. Rachel Asproth Reply

    Dear Karissa,
    My name is Rachel Asproth. I am an editor for the e-journal and blog at Christians for Biblical Equality. I really enjoyed your “Faith Feminisms” article. I would be thrilled to feature your work. Would you be interested in writing an article? Please, let me know if you’d be interested in partnering with us in this capacity. I hope very much to be able to work with you. Thanks so much and have a wonderful day.

    Rachel Asproth
    Editor of Arise
    CBE International

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