Tackling Life, One Paragraph At A Time

I’m a content writer, blogger, former journalist, and storytelling connoisseur with a thirst for adventure and plenty of opinions.


My blogging persona, Observational Ginger, digs into feminism, faith, social issues, and media critique. Observational Ginger roasts the patriarchy, probes under the surface of trite political sound bites, and can tell you exactly why that book-to-movie transition fell flat.

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In my professional life, I write for Greenville University producing feature stories and institutional news, social media content, copy for fundraising campaigns, and collaborating with the public relations team on media releases. I formerly taught writing and literature and acted as faculty adviser for student publications.

I have worked as a journalist for online and print publications, and captured the story of Fabick CAT, one of St. Louis’ oldest family-owned businesses, in the book “100 Years of Service.” I’ve been a guest contributor to the Christian feminist blogs at CBE International and The Junia Project, and I hold an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University.


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5 Replies to “About”

  1. Dear Rachel,
    My name is Rachel Asproth. I am the editor for the e-journal Arise and the CBE Scoll at Christians for Biblical Equality. I’ve enjoyed quite a few of your articles. I would be thrilled to feature your work in one of our platforms. Would you be interested in contributing an article? Please, let me know if you’d be interested in partnering with CBE 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

  2. I read a comment by you on a separate website concerning women hyphenating their maiden/married name after marriage. As someone whose wife hyphenates, I say kudos for you choosing to do so!! From the male point of view, I see nothing wrong with a woman hyphenating her name, and that speaks to the strong woman that she seems to be. Our daughters need more positive role strong female role models. Thanks for doing so yourself.

    Shane Smith

  3. Thank you so much, Shane, for your comment! My story is unusual in that I took my husband’s name alone for six years before regretting the decision and deciding to hyphenate. I didn’t think much about it at the time, but when it was still hanging over me after so much time had passed, I decided I ought to follow through on my gut and do it.

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