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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