...Through showing up, listening and holding space for one another we managed to replace fear and shame with refuge, truth and dignity. This site exists because I believe we need more of that in this world– and that we need it now more than ever.
This weekend I piled in a car with some high school girls and went to see Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Back when the first movie first came out (which was three and a half years ago if you can believe it) I was sufficiently sucked in. I read the first book on the same … Continue reading Not Sure, but Jumping Anyway
We as human beings love powerful images. We love dramatic stories. They inspire us. They spark our emotions. We love a story with a beginning, middle, and end. A story told in an image of suffering or of overcoming. These stories and the images they evoke–or from which they are evoked–ignite passion and make us … Continue reading The Stories We Don’t Tell That Matter
."The test is positive. You are pregnant!" "Oh my God! How amazing! Can I take the baby home today?" *....* Can you imagine being so enthusiastic at the stage of realizing conception that you mistake it for birth? This may sound extreme, but I would challenge you to consider that it isn't a far stretch … Continue reading On Being, Beginning, Becoming
These words are not mine~ but they are certainly worth sharing as Mother's Day approaches. Follow the link at the bottom to view the original post in full. "To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you … Continue reading Mother’s day tribute to ALL the warriors.
The past few months have been hard. And hard has been a word I've been using a LOT for I can't remember how long. Major life changes. Uncertainty of professional direction. Continued barrage of xenophobia, racism, sexism. Most personally challenging of all, a combination of chronic and acute illness that has raised its ugly head … Continue reading Surviving as an Act of Resistance
This holiday season and the time leading up to it have been in some ways the darkest, yet also the most clarifying for me. The depth of the mournfulness that I have felt throughout this year weighed heavily on my shoulders, and I was discontent to discard that mourning in favor of manufactured "Christmas cheer." … Continue reading The Defiant Stubbornness of the Light
[Note from Elizabeth: As I was contemplating upon the theme "Christmas ain't the same for everyone," I reached out to friends asking not just "What has this Christmas or Holiday season been to you this year?" -- But what would that truth look like captured as an image? This is one powerful response that I received. … Continue reading Guest Post: The Jungle Book, Safe Places, and the Power of Unconditional Love
Art by @alito_calligraphy I need all the women in my life who are dangerous and hilarious, who don’t choose between their womanhood and their callings, women who push back the powers of darkness, women who lead uniquely and differently, women who love. - Sarah Bessey Two years ago Sarah Bessey wrote a blog … Continue reading Women I Needed to See