Bridget Phetasy

I apologize for my white baby

7 August 2022 12:04 pm

I’m here to apologize to my brothers and sisters of color — my white daughter’s pale skin has brought me…

In the valley of the shadow of birth

25 January 2022 8:28 am

I was five weeks pregnant when I found out. At that point, it’s nothing more than a little gestational sac…

America needs a 12-step program

18 October 2021 2:41 pm

When I got sober in October of 2013, my sponsor said many things I didn’t want to hear. One of…

My country, right or left

23 July 2021 4:34 pm

A funny thing happened to me this Fourth of July and, at the risk of having every jaded member of…

online trenches

Letter from the online trenches

25 November 2020 4:22 am

November 7, 2020 To my dear parents, Victory. Uttering the word feels strange after four long years of battle. But…


Why I won’t vote

28 August 2020 10:09 pm

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a piece titled ‘The battle cry of the politically homeless’ in which I…


An open letter to the Democratic party

26 September 2019 4:01 am

This article is in The Spectator’s inaugural US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Dear Democrats, I’m mad at you. I was raised…

politically homeless

The battle cry of the politically homeless

17 August 2019 11:48 am

Like millions of other Americans, I’m exhausted. But I’m not tired from #Resisting or tired from screaming at a MAGA…