Madison Chastain is a writer and nonprofit communications specialist living and working on the South Side of Chicago. Her work explores the intersection of disability, faith, creativity, and culture. She has a BA in Creative Writing and Theology/Religious Studies from St. Mary’s College of California and an MA from the University of Chicago’s Divinity School where her research focused on the relationship between medical ethics, disability theology, and crip theory. Madison’s writing has been featured in the National Catholic Reporter, the American Catholic Studies Journal, Geez Magazine, and many more. She is the curator of the Theology for EveryBody project, and her first book, Mosaic: Equipping Your Ministry to Include Persons with Disabilities,was released with Life Teen in 2023. Every quarter, Madison releases a zine filled with exclusive art, photography, and writing. A former Air Force brat, Madison has lived all over the world, but considers her roots to be in Northern California. You can find more of her writing at madisonchastain.com and on Instagram @maddsienicole



December 8, 2023

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

Discerning what is right for our lives always involves our bodies. Because no matter who else or what else the context might be, our bodies are always there, absorbing the impact.

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