Relentlessly Pursuing Magic-Marginalized No More

“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized.” -Audre Lorde, Poetry…

Writing While Female

This week @JW4Hillary posted on Twitter that Hillary Clinton was, “guilty of writing while female”. The Internets have BLOWN UP because a WOMAN has written a book about her experience running for President. The BROS have their knickers in a twist and I am mad as hell about it. All this bitching about Hillary Clinton…

The Word of the Bird #1

This is what happens when you give a girl a writing prompt that contains the word “angry” in it. I wrote this piece as a reaction to the 2016 election. I have never before read anything I have written out loud…much less on video tape (I included the words here to accompany the video). I…

White Supremacy and Speaking Out

The events in Charlottesville, VA 10 days ago smacked me in the face and left me paralyzed. White supremacy is is NOT OK. It makes me feel gaggy in my throat with anger. It makes me damn mad. I know I am not alone in that feeling. I know that there are more of us…

The March

“Woman has to understand her role. Her role is not to worship god; Her role is to be the very self of God. Her oneness can affect and open every heart.” -Yogi Bhajan Women. Tears. Overwhelm. Them. Us. Together. Labia everywhere. Women with their lovers, their friends, their grandfathers. Women with their babies, their grown…

13 Days left in my 28 Day Cycle

28 Days 28 Days in a menstrual cycle 28 Days in this Kickstarter campaign 13 Days left in this campaign August 28 is when we find out if we conceived so we can give birth to this project My mother was adopted as an infant. She recently met her birth mother Joyce. This is why…

Beyoncé-Formation

I have been sitting on this blog since January. I was trying to figure out how to get it just right. I was afraid of pissing someone off. And then I was like screw it, this video made me FEEL and I am going to talk about it! By FEEL I mean I screamed and…

Jonesing for Justice

Recently I was asked to write up a draft of a speech about poverty and inequality. I don’t know what its final incarnation will look like but I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Inequality as a state of disparity has long been the focus of social work practice….

The Truth About My Destiny

The truth is that I am love. I am worthy. I am big and huge and expansive and able to give and receive great huge amounts of love. I am bright light. I am the essence of kindness and beauty. I am more powerful when I am in love. I am a visionary/social justice/badass leader…

We the People

Yesterday the 44th President of the United States gave his inaugural speech while I was driving down I-5 with our 10 and 2 year old.  At the sound of President Obama’s voice my 2 year old started clapping and said “Obama is my favorite guy” (for one second Batman took a step back) and my…

KFAI Radio Interview

On January 3, 2013 I launched my quarterly radio spot on KFAI radio in Minneapolis-St. Paul where my friend and feminist Leigh Combs and I will discuss women in politics, homeless youth, and many other issues affecting women and children throughout America.  Check out the launch of my quarterly radio segment “Bird Girl” on Fresh…