Monday Mayhem – Let it go…and not in the Elsa way

Let go. Let go of what isn’t serving you. Tell the voices in your head to take a seat. The cacophony is getting too loud. You are enough. You are a worthwhile endeavor. Your worth is not determined by the amount of laundry you get done or the perfection of your dinners. Your worth is…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – 10 Nuggets of Revolutionary Awesome

About a month ago I was in Washington DC at the American Women’s Party Conference. When I was there I got to connect with some of the greatest minds in activism. I learned a lot, they learned from me. I thought we would all move on with our business cards in hand and just chalk…

Monday Mayhem – Chaos, Devastation, Heartbreak

I am heartbroken and devastated. I am ripped apart and shredded. I am at my breaking point. I am ready to run. I would gladly get into my car and drive it to the edge of the earth never to return. It isn’t that I wish to die. I just wish to escape. To run…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Happiness is the best revenge

The original title of this blog was “Happiness in the time of the Handmaid’s Tale”. I don’t know about you, but waking up to the latest news coming out of Washington D.C. makes me just want to curl up and stay in bed. Clearly this isn’t an option, I am a social justice badass for a…

Monday Mayhem – The Sound of Silence

Remember your magic. Remember you’re magic. -Lisa Lister   How often have I silenced myself for fear of being heard? How often have I denied my true calling for fear of being seen? How often have I deleted my unfiltered thoughts for fear of having my words twisted? How often have I shushed myself for…

Monday Mayhem – Playground Patriarchy

Words I never thought I would have to write…our 10 year old daughter was beaten up by a 10 year old boy on the playground last week. This wasn’t just bullying. It was more than that. And it was one of the most frightening things I have ever experienced as a parent. Here are some…

Monday Mayhem – Can we just burn down the Patriarchy already?

Yesterday was Pentecost. Pentecost is about fire. Fire is about transformation. Transformation is about SHIFT. Yo, I am on fire. This girl is on fire. Fire is what comes to me in my dreams. The flame, the fire, the ignition. The spark that destroys so new life can come up. Fire is power. Love is…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – News Flash: You Aren’t Pro-Life

Pro is defined by Merriam-Webster as: 1: an argument or evidence in affirmation 2: the affirmative side or one holding it Life is defined by Merriam-Webster as: 1a : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body b : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings 2a : the sequence of physical and mental experiences…

What’s on your burn pile?

I while ago I blogged about what my “memorial bench” would say if I cut through my crap and just followed my bliss. I had been hiking with my husband and saw several memorial benches, which inspired a long talk about how we would be remembered upon our deaths. The blog came back to me…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Pave another road

Do you engage in moments of radical compassion towards your body and soul? Do you give yourself the space of grace? Do you engage with people in your lives differently in 2018 than you did 1 year, 5 years, 10 years ago? Do you find yourself stepping out, taking risks, being vulnerable? OR Are you…

Monday Mayhem – Mutilating the Patriarchy

Hello loves, I woke up this morning and wanted to write you a letter about advocacy. What is advocacy all about anyway? Why should we even do it? What does it matter? And where in the crap do we find daily motivation to keep going in 2018? Merriam-Webster defines mayhem as, “willful, permanent, crippling mutilation”….