Writing

Meditation: Blessed Be

A short pagan feminist metta practise on Insight Timer (a free meditation app) with gentle nature sounds and deep drone. Blessed be the elements and laws that keep our siblings safe, cared for, and equal to all of us.

To answer the question: “Do you still sing?”

I have learned that there is a difference between my physical voice, and my voice in the broader sense. I have mastered my physical voice – all the nuances, the breaking points; learned the ways my voice likes to move and blossom. There is freedom and joy in the practise of using my voice in that way on stage. But I needed something more.

Vulnerability Magic: One Year Sober

Inspired by a little silver plastic chip in my pocket that said “Women in Recovery” on one side and the serenity prayer on the other (and my phone full of new numbers), I found a desire within me that I hadn’t even known I wanted until I stepped into that meeting. I wanted myself back.

Using Your Voice Again: A Plan of Action

Let yourself rage against all the reasons you stopped using your voice. Rage against money, capitalism, the lie of meritocracy, the optimism of youth, the institutions that lulled you into passivity, the warnings you did not heed, misogyny. Shame, emotional abuse, trauma, microagressions. Sore throats, lies. Shed your tears for all those moments of connection you lost because you did not sing. 

No More Silence

I know I am not the first person to speak, and that the reason I am able to find the courage to do so is because I am adding my voice to the chorus of many who have come before me. I honour those who said the first word, then the second and third.

33 Reasons to Make Art Today

You want to.That’s how art gets made - when it is made today. No art ever gets made tomorrow.It will make your day better.If you do it today, it will likely be much easier to do it again tomorrow.To beat your internal resistance.Because it is an act of resistance...

Clarity

‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.’  -Thomas Edison I think most of us have a small, seemingly impossible dream or desire that could turn into an amazing opportunity.  It could be an opportunity to...