Image credit: Mermaid by Ryan McCullah. Some rights reserved. The only place I don’t feel monstrous is in the water. I am nine years old. I am overweight, clumsy, and taunted mercilessly at school. I have recently developed asthma, and struggle to breathe. Read more at The Mermaid’s Pool: A Water Memoir — Amoret BriarRose
Image: Bonfire by Dheeraj Dwivedi. Some rights reserved. "Fire is a hungry witness, and demands more of me than easy words and misery without accountability." Read more at The Blaze: A Fire Memoir — Amoret BriarRose
Image: Windy by Garry Knight. Some rights reserved. "It is October, and I am taking her for a constitutional in our new neighborhood one morning when I notice how powerful the wind has become – this autumn the air is especially wild. I am buffeted about by strong, cold gusts as I walk the... Continue Reading →
My insightful friend Bone discusses the risk of being a fallible human and a leader in pagan communities: I’m always hesitant about stepping into leadership in my community. I feel called to share my gifts, and resist the glare of the spotlight. Scrutiny is a difficult thing, but my religious community prides itself on being... Continue Reading →
The first three months of 2017 have been full of change, disruption and flux for me. Like the seasonal shift from winter to spring, I have been working through the fits and starts of the new exchanging with the old, of life dancing with death. I have been sitting listlessly… Read more at All the Green... Continue Reading →
Are you marching?
I am joining the march because I believe all of our voices should be heard. I am marching because I stand with those that believe that kindness and equality are the warp and weft of a just world. To borrow words from the movie V for Vendetta, it is time to “remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words; they are perspectives.”
A woman in three-quarters profile with a shaved side of her head and blond hair on top, glasses, and earrings down the outside of one ear.
By Leo Babauta As I write this, I’m sitting in cloud-filled rainforest at a retreat in Ecuador, surrounded by the calls of thousands of tropical birds and creatures, dense lush greenery, and some of the most open-hearted human beings I’ve ever met. Before I came here, I had some anxiety about meeting everyone, worried what… via... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/embed/4LtDdonNoYs?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent via This is what my polytheism looks and sounds like — The House of Vines
If you are a person who… 1. cares at all about concepts like social justice, racism, gender equality, feminism, patriarchy, and privilege …and… 2. carries a frustration with people who have either been unable or unwilling to possess a nuanced understanding for what any of these concepts mean …convicted rapist Brock Turner, his father Dan, and…... Continue Reading →