Writing by me

SKEW: Managing Editor & Contributor


Raising Kids Who Aren't Assholes: 11 Books About Refugees (July 2018)


The "Woke Parenting Guide" Was Harmful Appropriation. We're Fixing That. (July 2018)


The Book That Brought Me Back to the Bible (June 2018)


Raising Kids Who Aren't Assholes: 10 Barbie vlogs About Mental Health (June 2018)


Both Eyes Black: Paige Patterson, Abuse, and #ChurchToo (May 2018)


Raising Kid Who Aren't Assholes: 24 Books About Protest (April 2018)


Why I #DisTheOscars as a Disabled Woman (March 2018)


Raising Kids Who Aren't Assholes: Five Resources for International Day of Women (March 2018)


United Methodist Insight: Guest Contributor

I Call Myself a Disabled Woman (January 2018)


Teen Vogue: Contributor


Why I Got Sober When I Turned 21 (July 2017)


Why You Should Stop Assuming Sexual Assault Survivor's Lives Are Ruined (April 2017)


The Mighty: Contributor, various


The Washington Post: Guest Contributor

This is why disabled people were so devastated by the Christian silence on health care (July 2017)


Scary Mommy: Contributor, various


Church 4 Every Child: Contributor for 3 years, various


Special Needs Ministry: Contributor for 2 years, various


iDisciple.com: Contributor to the resource channel Life Themes, various

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The Christian Post: Guest Contributor, December 2013

Adoption: Not Always the Best Option



Stories About Me

Marie Claire: coming in late May 2018

Pending story about sexual abuse and the church

HypeKids, March 12, 2018

People Aren’t Happy About the Frida Kahlo Barbie


Slate, December 21, 2017

Evangelical Women, Long Acculturated to Shun “Negative” Topics, Are Speaking Out About Church Too


TIME.com, November 22, 2017

The Religious Community Is Speaking Out Against Sexual Violence With #ChurchToo


Hello Giggles, November 22, 2017

#ChurchToo Tweets Are Trending - Sexual Abuse Even Occurs in Religious Settings 


RELEVANT, November 22, 2017

On #ChurchToo, People Share Their Stories About Sexual Harassment in the Church


Refinery29, November 22, 2017

The #ChurchToo Hashtag Confronts Sexual Violence in Religious Settings


The Atlantic, February 11, 2017

These Conservative Christians Are Opposed to Trump—and Suffering the Consequences


The Chicago Tribune, November 2017

Commentary: After Trump, I can't relate to my evangelical faith


The Huffington Post, October 2016

Why Some Christians Say the Clinton-Kaine Ticket Is More ‘Pro-Life’


Sojourner, October 2016

Read This Before You Cast a ‘Supreme Court’ Vote


The Wall Street Journal, October 2016

 Conservative Christian Women Turn Away from Trump


Daily Kos, August 5, 2016

Christian 'pro-life' speaker pens brave and profound op-ed: I'm voting for Hillary. Here's why.


Slate, August 2, 2016

Here’s a Really Good Pro-Life Argument for Hillary


Best-selling author Rachel Held Evans’s blog, August 2, 2016

So You’re Thinking About Voting for a Pro-Choice Candidate


Christianity Today, June 10, 2016

Being a Pro-Life Church Is Messier Than You Think


TODAY.com, May 13, 2014

HIV discrimination against children feels like a 'punch in the gut' for parents


NPR: All Things Considered, October 30, 2012

Paid in America: Road to the Middle


The Archibald Project, July 2012

The Dingle Family’s Taiwan Adoption


Family Ministry Today, June 20, 2011

 An Interview with Shannon Dingle: Ministering to Those with Disabilities


Educational Leadership, December 2010/January 2011, Volume 68, Number 4

Leadership, Not Magic



Book Chapters About or Including Me

The Color of Life: A White Woman’s Journey Toward Legacy, Love and Racial Justice

by Cara Meredith; January 2019; Zondervan

Chapter 7

Champion: How One Boy's Miraculous Journey Through Autism Is Changing the World

by Craig Johnson; April 2018; Thomas Nelson

Pages 59-60

Real Families, Real Needs: A Compassionate Guide for Families Living with Disability

by Joni & Friends; September 2017; Focus on the Family

Chapter 20

Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs

         by Katie Wetherbee & Jolene Philo; April 2015; Kregel

Resource Appendix

Teaching As Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher’s Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap

by Steven Farr & Teach For America; February 2010; Jossey-Bass

         pages 94, 132, 154, 174, 191, 209, and 296


Podcasts, Radio, Video, and Webinars

Shalom in the City, June 2018

Podcast: Can the Church Offer Hope to #MeToo Survivors?

Break It Down, June 2017

Podcast: Writer Shannon Dingle, the Alt-Right, and Raising Daughters (S5)


The Accessible Church, November 2016

Podcast: Episode 17: Disability Ministry Is Not an Elective


Vimeo, September 2016

Short fundraising film about our family and the non-profit Hope Reins


Good Morning America, August 2016 and December 2015

Segment: Deals & Steals for Back to School


Segment: American Girl of the Year Doll Reveal


ABC 11 News, July 2016 and August 2016 and December 2015

News story: Family Struggles to Get a Modified Van for Wheelchair


News story: ABC11 Viewer Grants Family’s Wish for Modified Van


News story: NC Adoptive Sisters Call for More Diverse Dolls


Moody Radio Cleveland, Winter/Spring 2016

Interview about what research tells us about trauma, no link available

Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission resource, January 2016

Videos: Children & Disability


Christian Alliance For Orphans (CAFO) webinar, November 2015

Webinars: How to Be a Welcoming Church for Special Needs Foster & Adoptive Families


Adoption Perspectives Radio Show, October 2015

Interview: Challenging the Church to Love and Support All Families


Children’s Ministry Academy, 2011

Interview: Strategies for Ministering to Children with Special Needs



Speaking Engagements

Wild Goose Festival, Hot Springs, NC; July 2018

Panel: #MeToo: Revelation, Reckoning, Revolution, Lament

Summer Institute on Faith and Disability, Raleigh, NC; June 2018        

Talk: Adoption, Disability, and Ethics

Festival of Faith & Writing, Grand Rapids, MI; April 2018

Panel: Why (and How) White Authors Need to Speak Up (and Shut Up) About Race

Why Christian?, Durham, NC; March 2018

Communion Team: Closing Worship

RubyWoo Pilgrimage, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, and DC; November 2017

Member and Disability Representative

Christian Alliance For Orphans (CAFO) Summit, Orlando, FL; May 2016

Talk: Trauma-Inclusive Ministry

Accessibility Summit, McLean,VA; April 2016

Talk: Gaining, Training, and Retaining Volunteers in Disability Inclusive Ministry

A Church for Everyone, McAllen, TX; April 2016

Keynote: When the Welcome is Real: Stories of Inclusive Ministry

Talks: Case Studies in Supporting the Whole Family; Special Needs Ministry 101

Refresh Conference, Seattle, WA; February 2016

Talk: Parenting Kids with HIV (and Other Stigmatized Diagnoses)

Panel: Empathy & Trauma

Evangelicals for Life, Washington, DC; January 2016

Panel: The Value of a Disabled Life

Together for Adoption, Durham, NC; November 2015

Talk: Myths of Special Needs Adoption

LifeWay’s Kids Ministry Conference, Nashville, TN; October 2015

Talks: Special Needs Ministry 101; Respite Care; Misconceptions of Disability Ministry

Joni & Friends Irresistible Church: Southeast Disability Ministry Summit, Charlotte, NC; September 2015

Talk: Becoming a Trauma-Sensitive Church

Christian Alliance For Orphans (CAFO) Summit, Nashville, TN; May 2015

Talk: Welcoming Families with Special Needs to Your Church

Accessibility Summit, McLean, VA; April 2015

Panel moderator: Tips and Tools for Church Modifications and Accommodations

Global Access Conference, Los Angeles, CA; February 2015

Talk: Supporting Adoptive & Foster Families in Your Community


Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit, Chicago, IL; May 2014

Talk: Welcoming Kids with Disabilities and Their Families (at your church)

Bifrost Arts’ Cry of the Poor conference, Philadelphia, PA; April 2013

Preaching: Many Parts, One Body: How We All Belong in God’s Kingdom

D6 Family Ministry Conference, Dallas, TX; September 2012

Talks: Special Needs Ministry 101; Planning a Successful Respite Outreach Event

Accessibility Summit, McLean, VA; April 2012             

Talk: Gaining, Training, and Retaining Special Needs Ministry Volunteers