I have been following the updates around Rachel Held Evans’ health with increasing trepidation. From the beginning, it never sounded good. But hearing the news that she had passed away at only 37 years old still hit with a real punch. She leaves behind her adored husband and her two very young children – it is such an incredible injustice. I discovered her site while I was still a student. I remember feeling so relieved to hear from someone that it was indeed possible to be a Christian and a feminist. During a phase of my life when I had a particularly tedious commute, I used to read her #Mutuality posts. One day, I recall how I was sitting in a bus shelter in the pouring rain, water up to my ankles, but it hardly mattered. Rachel Held Evans was explaining that I did not matter less to God because I was a girl. I did not have to mistrust my common sense and submit against my better judgment. Her words have inspired me during some tricky times. Reading Evolving in Monkey Town made me think about the kind of Christian I wanted to be and also helped me come to terms with my own doubts. A Year of Biblical Womanhood gave a fascinating analysis of what it means to be a Christian woman. I still remember huge chunks out of her blog posts. Even on a personal level, her Sunday Superlatives series pointed me towards some really great book recommendations. When she followed me back on Twitter, I practically danced with glee. She was a heroine of mine. Although we never met in this life, I will miss her humour and wisdom. She made the Internet a better place. I pray for her peace and for that of her family.