Pam Hogeweide (HO-GA-WHY-DUH) is the author of the upcoming book, Unladylike (working title). Unladylike is about confronting what she calls “a polite oppression” of women in the modern-day church. Pam’s writing reaches past the polite veil of quiet disagreement of gender equality by insisting that it’s not an issue of theology, but an issue of justice.Written with the storytelling tone of memoir combined with a journalistic commitment to inform, Unladylike will provide readers a compelling narrative that will affirm or challenge their beliefs about women and the world of church.
Pam states, “For too long I have sat quietly and diplomatically about the unequal treatment of women in church. Somewhere along the way, I started believing that Jesus came to liberate us all from every kind of oppression, including Christianized sexism. Breaking rank with traditional beliefs about women hasn’t been easy for me, yet I am convinced that men and women are meant to coexist in a spirit of mutuality. It might seem unladylike, but aren’t all revolutions?”
Unladylike is scheduled for release on 1.23.12. You can pre-order her book now.
Working Title: Unladylike
Retail Price: $15.99
Release Date: November 11, 2011
Pam Hogeweide is a writer and blogger from Portland, Oregon. She writes extensively on issues of faith, culture and Christian spirituality with a focus on gender inequity in the modern world of church. A former contributing author for Off the Map, Pam’s writing style has been categorized by many as engaging and inspiring.
Growing up in the neon-drenched city of Las Vegas, Pam became a follower of Jesus when she was barely out of high school. Instead of going to college, Pam joined Youth with a Mission and served in Hong Kong for seven years.
Pam says her mission in life is “to be the most effective communicator I can be for the sake of others,” and she is currently pursuing a communication degree at Marylhurst University.
When she’s not busy with her husband and two teenagers, Pam can be found hanging out with her faith community in north Portland, The Bridge, “one of the rowdiest churches I’ve ever been a part of,” she says. You can find Pam at her blog or on Facebook and Twitter. She’s not hard to spot: she’s the loud one with the pretty tattoos.