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A Night to Speak of… Happy New Year!

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There were nine of us. We started with a writing workshop, then at midnight, Jaz lit five candles in a circle, saged the space, then we encircled the candles and prayed. Each of us, out loud spoke from a place … Continue reading

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Woman-yn-en-to be, or not, to be…

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A woman is a gift to the planet, for she is a reflection of the planet, and weaves its manifestation onto the soil in order to bring life -the physics of who and what we are.  A woman is a … Continue reading

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A Jamaican ‘Aloween Story

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I awoke remembering a story that I wrote when in 2nd grade.  It was about a young Jamaican girl named ‘Allow-in’, pronounced ‘Alow-een’. I named her, because the first time I heard my aunties and uncles say the word, I … Continue reading

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Undoing Wrong -A Declaration

I’ve just put a call out into the universe.  And then, I received a response.  It happened just like that.  My head began to pound.  I forgot my cigarettes at home; I’m staring at my computer screen at work with red … Continue reading

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My Female Body has Nice Teeth

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If the root of the word trans-phobia is about fear, then perhaps I am afraid.  Is this not an issue as well? I’ve spent the past few days on the West Coast in Pasco, Washington.  I flew into Seattle at … Continue reading

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Spirit Interview 10 -Spectra Speaks

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Spectra Speaks I woke up this morning to ride to a cafe to meet with Spectra who filled out my “Schedule an Interview” form.  And, how could I have predicted, that over coffee and a laptop, I’d meet a writer, … Continue reading

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Sight of Demons & A Death of Palms

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In 2009, when at Michigan Women’s Music Festival, during the healing circle, an elder woman came behind me and started to whisper things into my ear, I can still hear her healing, when she said: “Wow, you are so strong” … Continue reading

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My Pride Story -to blow the Fire Forward

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Today, the heart beat of another soul suspended my own. Connection and community are the elements of life that feed me. And I can only call it Pride… “What a Difference a Year Makes”, is what I named the Rivers … Continue reading

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Spirit Interview 9 -Chiedza Pasipanodya

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Chiedza and I first met in Toronto last summer, at a queer woman of color performance art showcase.  I was immediately captivated by the amount of space she held simply by making eye contact, saying hello, and offering a moment … Continue reading

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Gazing from Women toward Writing

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As a young person, I would study the faces of those who worked behind fogged triple-layered glasses, those whose eyes were pointing to no where in particular, at certain times in multiple directions, and I would wonder what life moment … Continue reading

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