Meditating on Strength in Spite of it All

Let’s talk about strength. This has been an incredibly intense week for all of us. I didn’t think it was possible that Donald Trump would get elected. Not only that, but bigoted politicians have swept all levels of government – including state and national congress. Off the bat, I need to qualify this blog post: It won’t be beautifully worded. It won’t be perfect. In many ways I’m still processing and formulating my thoughts, and while it’s difficult to share the mess that’s going on inside of me, I don’t want to be silent. If you are a person of color,...

Queer Witch Identity: Moving Beyond Fear

Before I begin, it should be stated: It is 100% OK not to disclose aspects of your identity if you are not comfortable doing so. Often, peoples’ safety depends on secrecy. If you need to remain silent for whatever reason, I fully support you and love you. This post is about my journey, and attempting to live a more open life for myself. This post isn’t about me coming out: it’s about me coming clean about my fears. I’m a queer witch. These two identities have become central to my life and my path. Like the Cancer sun sign that I...