About Lisa Tresch, Contributor

Lisa Tresch is editor of Mia magazine, a quarterly storytelling journal for women. Lisa graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a B.A. in Journalism. She worked as a City Desk reporter and features writer for the Tulsa World before launching a freelance writing and editing business. In 2009, she entered the world of magazine publishing as a partner in The Leslie Group, and began editing Mia in 2009. She keeps a tenuous balance of competing passions: writing, editing, blogging, photography, advocating for orphans, and coordinating social media for a non-profit. Some of these things she does better than others, but she is most passionate about her role as the mother of three amazing children and the wife of her college sweetheart.

Ready, Aim, Carry: But Please, Don’t Show Your Gun at Church

Oklahoma residents who have a permit to carry a concealed weapon under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act will be able to bring their weapon out from beneath cover when the open carry law goes into effect on November 1. Senate Bill 1733 was authored by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, and Governor Mary Fallin, was almost […]

Slave Castles and Blind Spots

About eight months ago I made a casual statement to a Ghanaian friend: “Someday I’ll come visit your country.” Some words of advice: Don’t make casual statements to Ghanaians (or anyone) that sound like promises – especially if you are only trying to be polite. Thank goodness my friend took me seriously, because he didn’t […]

Protecting the Born

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, in case you didn’t know there was such a thing. Why, you ask, do we need an entire month devoted to foster care awareness? Here are a few of numbers from my home state that will suffice for my answer: State of Oklahoma, 2011 8,110: Children confirmed as being […]

The Working Woman Swap: A Proposal

The media frenzy over the tiff between Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney is about to exit stage left, and not a moment too soon. I’m ready to see it fade away, but I can’t help but think it’s brought into the spotlight – yet again – the ways that stay-at-home-mothers and working mothers are pitted […]

What People Think About My Daughter

I suppose that those of us who have children of different ethnic backgrounds are paying close attention to the Trayvon Martin story. If we aren’t, we should be. There are hundreds of thoughts that are swirling around my head about this issue, but I’m going to condense them into only a few that hopefully string […]