If you ask Janene Cates Putman to name a few of her favorite things, she’s quick to reply “theology, feminism, and the gift of gab.” In this blog, she weaves these topics together in a monthly online series of interviews with fascinating feminists of faith. Janene’s goal in What She Says is to highlight people of diverse backgrounds, ages, theology, sexualities, and ethnicities and let their stories inspire and challenge us. By showcasing the impact made by courageous women who have overcome obstacles and pursued their vision, Janene hopes to encourage all of us to follow their example and grasp what can be accomplished when women come together to support each other and “spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24 NIV).
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Janene Cates Putman grew up the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor. She says, “After 20 years of raising kids and failing miserably to measure up to the ideal woman of Proverbs 31, I stepped out of the conservative box and into the person God created me to be.” She enrolled in Bible college in her 40s and began to rewrite her life. She enthusiastically describes how life has changed: “I now live my dream, writing about faith and feminism on a little slice of heaven in the east Tennessee mountains I share with my ‘hot’ husband.” Follow her on Twitter @jdixie0105.