Daughters of Eve A column by Nina Li Coomes

On Martha and the Harm in “Perfect” Womanhood

In the etiquette class, everything had a proper place and use—even me.

Mar 05, 2020
On Delilah and the Villains We Make of Women Who Seek Power

Succubus, siren, gold-digger, temptress: There are so many words for a woman with money in her hands.

Jan 14, 2020
On Esther’s Vengeance and the Beauty of Women’s Rage

Esther, you are a queen not because of your physical perfection, but because of the horror and rage you transformed it into.

Sep 19, 2019
I Wanted to Get Married, But I Wasn’t Ready to Lose Myself

While Ruth’s words— “where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay”—made for a heart-stilling pseudomarital vow, I was not selfless enough to promise the same.

Aug 15, 2019
On Eve’s Temptation and the Monsters We Make of Hungry Women

There is a part of me, even after so many iterations of faith and years of living in an adult body, that is waiting for punishment, waiting to be banished from the Garden.

Jul 15, 2019