The times we are living in require a fierce amount of love to help humanity evolve to a higher level of consciousness. My vision is to bring together a collective of artists, writers, doers, and makers interested in making a positive change and having social impact.
2016 has been an interesting year. For some, it has been an absolutely horrible year.
I’m finding it exceptionally difficult to get into the holiday spirit. There are just so many awful things happening around the world. While I won’t deny my son Christmas, I have decided to give more than usual this year, and to keep on giving every month in 2017.
If you are looking for ideas to put money where your morals are, I’ve dug through various organizations and found several that support things I am passionate about. If you’re looking for ways to support women and girls around the world, this list is worth checking out.
“Let the atrocious images haunt us. Even if they are only tokens, and cannot possibly encompass most of the reality to which they refer, they still perform a vital function. The images say: This is what human beings are capable of doing — may volunteer to do, enthusiastically, self-righteously. Don’t forget.” – Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others
I think about places like Auschwitz and Hiroshima quite often. I also think about “smaller crimes” to humanity, which are committed every day. I think about places that have been touched by violence and hate. Is there any place on this planet not tainted?
We are standing at the door leading to the next step in our evolution as humanity. Some of us have already stepped through to the other side. Some haven’t found the door yet. Others are ready to help and guide.
What is happening at Standing Rock is THE MOST IMPORTANT social cause in our lifetimes. It is a peaceful fight for life, water and our planet. It is a fight between peace, love, wisdom and greed and corporate interests. It is a fight for respect and true equality.
Standing Rock will define us. Standing Rock is where our collective future will be decided.
Of all the things occurring right now, and boy are there many, Standing Rock feels the most important. My gut keeps telling me this is it, this is where the future of humanity will be decided.
We are facing a major crisis – there are many but in actuality there is just this one. We are at a decisive point in history. Our actions will determine our future direction. Do we stay on the road we’ve been on, even though many of us clearly see we are headed for a cliff? Or do we change direction?
I haven’t posted here in a while and it feels as though the world has radically changed recently. I have been rethinking this space and what I want to achieve with it. My thinking has been changing constantly recently, in light of recent events.
I’m currently bleeding. My period came three days early. I’m not sure why. But it has been fluctuating in length over the last few months. I’ve never been one of those women who were regular like a clock. Small things affect me.
Welcome to the On Series, a series of opinion posts from this one woman’s unique perspective. A new post every Friday.
I never fully realized how much judgment and criticism women must endure until I became a mother. Suddenly, a growing belly and then a child in my arms made others entitled to gift me with their opinions on many matters.
People aren’t generally used to women’s anger. At least not the glass shattering, lion roar stemming from years of hurt, deep wounds, fissures in the Earth. Women’s anger and rage are needed.
The feminine has been under attack for centuries, and the time has come for anger and rage. The Earth covered in storms of never before seen strength and power. The feminine is awakening. And the first order of business is rage.
Women bleed. Monthly. Or I should say many women usually bleed monthly, as there are always exceptions. But healthy women of a certain age bleed quite regularly.
I sometimes wonder what society as a whole makes of this, because we are so silent about it. Most people around us don’t know we are bleeding. We are usually taught early on to be discreet with our menstruation. That’s what all those pad and tampon ads are about with their blue blood. Blue blood! Women bleed red. Red!