October 21, 2017: Back to the Hive

Reclaiming Pittsburgh:  Annual Ritual Community Meeting Date: October 21, 2017 Time: 1pm - 5pm Location: 2011 Noble Street Pittsburgh, PA 15218 What do we mean by ritual community meeting? We will be doing the sacred work of planning and decision making for the November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018 cycle. We will be casting,... Continue Reading →

Respect the Mysteries

"When we bring mindful awareness to the simple activity of perception, we may notice that what draws our attention to things - what enables our senses to really engage and participate with them - is precisely the open and uncertain character of those things. An entity that captures my gaze is never revealed to me... Continue Reading →

Rise. Resist. Rise. Resist. Rise. Resist.

Are you marching?

Disability March

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.”

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-6-48-42-pm 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.

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Home

I describe one of my favorite runes, Othala, as being all the things that come up when one thinks of their home - it is a rune embodying the gifts of the ancestors, the immovable wealth that is our land, our inheritance, our history, and our bloodlines. As I love this rune, it makes sense... Continue Reading →

I Vow

"How dare I be discouraged in the work by anything so trivial as the fear of personal failure?" - Paul Williams I am a white cisgender woman. I will mess it up. I will do it wrong. I will have good intentions and they will sometimes translate into shitty actions. I will be thoughtless sometimes, selfish... Continue Reading →

Presence, Power, and Community

I have been thinking about presence and power a lot lately. As Reclaiming Pittsburgh is a fledgling community, my goal is to empower those that are in the community to not only show up, but to step up - into leadership, into ritual roles, into seeing and being seen. I have been listening to Amy... Continue Reading →

I work one job to feed and be fed. I have reasonably clean water to drink. I have reasonably clean air to breathe. I have a warm place to sleep at night. I am still here. I am still here. I am still here. Image: lotus by ポトフ, some rights reserved

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