All Hallows to Lunar Samhain. 2018.

image, Mama Bones by Tom Kuebler, at the IX International Celebration of Imaginitve Realism in Reading, PA Random things I’m thinking on the start of Lunar Samhain (starts today is one way to see it because the moon becomes last quarter today): The academic field of dom culture professionals–I acknowledge I am part—talks about the…

Wild Wisdom IS Social Justice

Wild Wisdom is about trusting inner, authentic soul, and instinct. TO GET THERE, one must take on the Real Work of deprogramming our persona wounds. One major form of this are the societal rules and roles to which we unconsciously subscribe. In doing so, our power of choice is limited. When we do our own…

How will you…

…be the change? “Self-respect and honor cannot be protected by others.  They are for each individual himself or herself to guard.” “It is the law of love that rules mankind.  Had violence, i.e., hate ruled us, we should have become extinct long ago.  And yet the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men…

Ferguson and Patience for the Appalled.

Originally posted on Stacia L. Brown:
Photo: Twitter, from a #NMOS14 protest in Washington, DC Be patient with those of us who are appalled. We thought we had been striding toward some progress, thought our education and integrity, our intellect and analysis were meaningful. We studied history, believed we understood all the ways in which…

Campaigns for #MikeBrown #Ferguson

Originally posted on Spaceship Dreaming:
Here is a list of donations, protests, and petitions that you can do to help the people in #Ferguson and to assist #MikeBrown and #EzellFord all others who have been killed by the hands of the police. I will try to update as much as possible. Donations for Mike Brown’s…

Systemic Violence and the Killing of Michael Brown by Xochitl Alvizo

  Photo by Chris Pinkham Oppression is systemic. Injustice is systemic. It pervades the whole – it seeps into everyday actions and becomes habits and patterns that function as default. As a result, the actions that fall within these patterns hardly need justifying. If anything, the questioning of them is what is put on the…

A Namaste from Seattle Street Artist Kristina Cyr: What’s My Healing?

Visit Kristina, and her Iconic Women Portraiture Series, here.  Thanks Kristina for the guest-post!  Iconic Voices: What’s my healing? Wow, this is such a great question and comes at perfect timing when I am pregnant for the very first time! I am in need of healing. Before I was pregnant, I already arrived at the…

D WATKINS: Stoop Stories. Black Baltimore.

This.  These words here, THIS VOICE. I remember trying to explain, during the elections in 2004, why I didn’t consider myself represented on either side.  I couldn’t articulate what seemed so blatantly clear to me that I actually grew numb, would find myself jaw-gaping–couldn’t clearly get the words to say:  HOW DO YOU CALL YOURSELF…