Ericka Andersen
Ericka Andersen
Ericka Andersen

Ericka Andersen Sylvester is a freelance writer and digital consultant. Her first book is “Leaving Cloud 9: The True Story of a Life Resurrected From the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma and Mental Illness.”

She was formerly the digital director at National Review and digital manager at the Heritage Foundation.

Rachael Denhollander’s Memoir Is A Powerful Statement On Sexual Abuse

A new memoir by the famed gymnast tells the courageous and riveting story of how she confronted the USA Gymnastics doctor who abused hundreds of girls and provides essential insight into combating sexual abuse in the future.

Peter Buttigieg Loves God’s Creation When It’s A Rainbow But Not When It’s A Baby

With greenhouse gasses, the Democratic presidential candidate is confident that not caring for creation is ‘a kind of sin.’ Yet he’s convinced God’s creation inside the womb is unworthy of that same care.

Purity Culture Trauma Didn’t Push Me Away From My Faith

As we culturally deconstruct the dreadfully misguided marketing effort of purity culture, it’s important to recognize that isn’t the truth of Christianity. As happens too often, fallible humans completely garbled the message.

In ‘Dignity,’ We See The Faces Of Poverty And Our Forgotten Neighbors

In Chris Arnade’s new book, ‘Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America,’ a Wall Street banker goes searching for answers about how to best deal with Americans living in poverty.

Should Personal Responsibility Play A Role In Solving The Opioid Crisis?

How do we best deal with the countless numbers of people, young and old, who are getting hooked on pills? Intervening early, for starters.

Massive Fentanyl Bust Proves It’s Time For Lawmakers To Grow Up

When we have massive amounts of fentanyl and meth that are only narrowly stopped from crossing our border, it’s time for both parties to seek a solution.

New Documentary Reveals How Border Insecurity Exacerbates Opioid Deaths

Too many members of Congress fail to see strong border controls as a way to stop the opioid overdose epidemic.

National Campaigns Aren’t Going To Cut It. To Beat Opioids, Everyone Needs To Step Up

These kinds of prevention campaigns are important for targeting potential addicts, but don’t do as much for the people already languishing in the midst of their problems.

More Companies Should Let Moms Take Baby To Work Like Tammy Duckworth

By allowing working moms to mother on the job, we’re showing the next generation they don’t have to put their careers on hold for kids.

Why You Shouldn’t Delete Facebook After The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook is facing a scandal after reports of a political firm improperly collecting and using the data of up to 50 million users.

Why Holiday Travel With Kids Can Restore Your Hope for Humanity

Americans are not the grumpy travelers so often portrayed in movies or interviewed during travel segments. They are kind, kid-friendly, helpful, and gracious.

Amy Schumer Accidentally Debunks The Equal Pay Gap Myth

Amy Schumer accidentally let us in on a little secret: She actually believes women should be paid what they deserve, not based on what their male colleagues are bringing in.

’13 Reasons Why’ Your Kids Shouldn’t Watch This Show

The message to those watching the show is this: If you don’t catch the signs, you’re to blame when someone winds up dead.

Don’t Tell Her, But Lena Dunham Just Made A Pro-Life Season Of ‘Girls’

Lena Dunham is obsessed with ‘normalizing’ abortion—which makes it especially surprising that her character, Hannah, chooses life for her unborn baby.

5 Ways To Solve The Diaper Gap Without Force

As usual, the Obama White House is jumping straight to the government diaper gap solution before promoting a multitude of other choice-based options available to low-income moms.

What Fitness Tells Us About Conservatism’s Appeal

Eliminate the politics and nearly everyone idealizes conservative principles without realizing it. Consider the world of sport and fitness.