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  • Tenacity

    Jasmyne Bell

    It took me a long time to start writing this post. When I was given the task to write about what it means to surrender to God, I was unable to...

  • Tenacity

    Rachel McCready-White

    Father God, I pray for the women of Biola. That we would see the image of You in our reflections. I pray that that would empower us, shape us and...

  • Gifting

    Celebrate? Celebrate!

    Encouragement for all our creative gals against their fight with their insecurities.

    Thecla Li

    God, the creator, is the source of all creativity and in creating us in His own image. He gave us the gifts of creativity. As creative people, we...

  • Insight

    Logan Lusk

    Happy November ladies of Biola! If you’re anything like me, your October was absolutely packed. There were highs: Torrey Conference, Parent’s...

  • Rachel McCready-White

    I think there is something very poetic about the way the sun sets. I have always seen it as a painting that God meticulously strokes into existence...

  • Danielle Brimmage

    I’ve started to talk more about my struggle. As a kid, I remember the first time pain was explained to me. An article by Kids Health puts it pretty...

  • Tenacity

    Wrestling With Ourselves

    Rethinking the way we approach mental illness.

    Logan Lusk

    Trigger Warning: mental health In 2018, the American College Health Association published a shocking report about the mental wellbeing of college...

  • Insight

    Rachel McCready-White

    I know we all had that lesson in first grade about what kindness looks like, but we often have many other things that come before kindness on our...

  • Tenacity

    Jasmyne Bell

    There is nothing easy about feeling lonely. Everyone feels it sometimes, but what I’ve noticed is that young adulthood brings much more loneliness...

  • Resilience

    Let's Have a Talk, Girl to Girl

    A note of encouragement from the ladies of each department for the new school year.

    Thecla Li

    The arrival of a new school year often brings with it a wide range of emotions. Feeling fear, excitement, loneliness, and everything in between is...

  • Insight

    Danielle Brimmage

    I still remember when GRIT launched for the first time. It was about midway through my freshman year, at a time where I was desperately seeking...

  • Insight

    Rachel McCready-White

    There used to be something so sweet about summer break. As a little girl, summer was the only thing that got me through the long days of school and...

  • Insight

    Marijane Fasana

    I have had a hard time sitting down to write my last words. I’ve cried and dreaded my time with GRIT ending. I know that once this post goes up it’...

  • Insight

    Chantel Barnard

    Earlier this year, Forbes Magazine labeled Kylie Jenner “the youngest self made billionaire.” Immediately, the piece received backlash. For many...

  • Insight

    Chantel Barnard

    Now more than ever, I am realizing the value in the uniqueness of college. Whether you came in as a freshman straight out of high school or you...

  • Insight

    Marijane Fasana

    Every year, Easter comes and we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This most amazing event, unique and glorious, is the reason why we can...

  • Resilience

    Heading Home

    a guest blog by Logan Lusk

    Logan Lusk

    The challenges that accompany adapting to a new environment, such as college, are peculiar and can be draining. But most first-year students can...

  • Tenacity

    Alyse Mgrdichian

    Trigger Warning: depression, mental health There is no graceful way to introduce depression. It’s the elephant in the room, the topic we all know...

  • Insight

    It’s Natural...Period.

    On the monthly visit

    Marijane Fasana

    I got my first period right before I started sixth grade. I was a bit of an early bloomer as I had just turned 11. I’m 21 now. I’ve had a menstrual...

  • Insight

    Being Chased Down and Pursued

    a guest blog by Kaylee Galvez

    Chantel Barnard

    In the midst of walking along the valleys of life, our attention is immediately brought to a sense of wonder as to why we must feel so broken. It...

  • Resilience

    Jasmyne Bell

    As a culture, we work hard to emphasize the urgency surrounding self-care and self-love. These things look different for everyone; some may sleep...

  • Gifting

    Katie Agarth

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee has dedicated her life to nonviolent peace movements and the empowerment of women in...

  • Insight

    Jasmyne Bell

    Rodion Kutsaev As children, we are taught all kinds of skills. When we first enter the world, our parents try to teach us how to talk. And when we...

  • Insight

    Chantel Barnard

    Join GRIT at SCORR from February 21 - 23, 2019. SCORR, the Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation, is a conference that Biola has had the...

  • Resilience

    Chantel Barnard

    Quentin Keller I was in the fifth grade when I first became aware of my blackness and my emerging womanhood. I was sitting in the classroom and we...