In our continuing series of interviewing people who interact with Anabaptism and Anabaptist culture, MennoNerds interviewed Shirley Showalter, one of our own.  Shirley has her own blog at and she has authored a memoir called Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World.  Rob Martin have a fabulous conversation covering growing up as a Mennonite girl in the culturally tumultuous period of the 50’s and 60’s, the beauty and power of story to build relationships, Mennonite culture in general, and the challenges and triumphs of women in a traditionally conservative denomination.