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About Samantha Field


I'm a writer, activist, educator, and hopeful author. For the past two and a half years I've run a blog called Defeating the Dragons, based on Neil Gaiman's paraphrase of a G.K. Chesterton quote:

"Fairy tales are true, not because they tell us that dragons exist;
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."

In that time, I've covered a lot of ground; I've talked about wearing jeans for the first time since I was nine, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer even though I was still half-convinced it would condemn my soul to hellfire-- and I've also talked about more serious things, like the abusive relationship I couldn't leave because my religion said his abuse had made me worthless.

In short, I write about what it's like to be an ex-Christian fundamentalist homeschool graduate who figured out she's bisexual and also turned into an intersectional feminist fascinated by liberal theology.

The most valuable part of blogging, though, has always been the community surrounding my work. I've done my best to create a safe space for survivors, for dialog, for education, and the people who come to read my words and then share their ideas are the best part about my job.

That's where you come in. Becoming a patron will allow me to:
  • keep my best ideas and writing on my blog, instead of pitching it to other places
  • help me keep control of my writing and how it's presented
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  • allow me to take opportunities that don't pay, like interviews
  • travel to conferences where I can share what I learn with Patrons
I couldn't have come this far without you. I hope you will consider becoming an even more significant part of this journey.

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I am currently researching the ideological overlaps between complementarianism and the beliefs that abusers hold. Being able to make this research freely accessible to the public would be amazing.
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