A Community Influx: The Journey to Redefine the Umbrella

This community is not the same as the one I entered a little over 11 years ago. The Pagan community is growing to include some of the very intricate differences among its practitioners. This makes me hopeful, hopeful in ways that I never really thought I would be able to see for the future of this community [Read more…]

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Happy Birthday to Love

King’s fight for equality wasn’t just about race, but also against the war, and against poverty. Days like this remind me that my spiritual quest does not begin or end with my devotion to the Lord and Lady, and makes me partly responsible for how King’s dream moves forward. Equality is not a privilege that all people will receive, and it requires that we continue to work for it and towards it. [Read more…]

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My Personal Top 10 Pagans That Worked as Change Agents for Social Justice in 2013

The more we speak, the more we are heard. The more we stand, the more we are seen. The more we give love, the more we learn to receive it back. And for all of those reasons, I want to give a personal thank you to the change agents on this list and everywhere that continue to do the work to make it a better world for us all. [Read more…]

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Kwanzaa in a Pagan Home: My Spiritual, Pride Practice

I am ending this year with pride and culture. I have been hesitant to start the practice of Kwanzaa in my home for some time, not because I did not believe in the value of its practice, but because of…. fear. It is the continuous fear of breaking away from overculture, even though I am Pagan, and a Black woman. [Read more…]

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Changing Culture to Change the World: Honoring the Warrior Spirit of Nelson Mandela

A celebration of life is the gift that Mandela left, a gift he often was not able to enjoy for himself because he was too busy changing the world. [Read more…]

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Big Mama Magic and Holiday Thoughts

All week I have had these incredibly insightful moments of clarity about holidays, and especially thanksgiving. I have become pretty rooted in the idea that I am slowly growing into being the Big Mama of my family…. slowly coming into my own sense of maternal self. [Read more…]

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Extensions of the Soul: Embracing Service as a Ritual of Love

While I am often disheartened by the disparity in media and lack of societal attention that goes to the needs of the small minority communities, I hold a truth in my heart… We are all needed, and all acts of service are rituals of love. They are all important… all the time. [Read more…]

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Full Moon Love on a Beautiful Night

The moon was so full and bright tonight. I sat under the full moon with some ladies and thought upon the way the moon is one of the natural representations of creation. It is the cycle of life, death and rebirth that I connect to every month; it is my reminder of the circle of manifestation. [Read more…]

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Call for Writers– Bringing Race to the Table: An Exploration of Racism in the Pagan Community

Very excited to announce this new writing opportunity to the community. This book will expand beyond the personal stories of the Shades of Faith series and into the voices of the community (not just Pagans of color) and into the realm of the academic. Please spread the word, pass it along, and consider writing for [Read More…]

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A Voiceless Practice; Forced Introspection

I am at the end of a long sickness and recovery from some kind of sweeping virus that turned into strep and then tonsillitis. I am not a person that gets sick a lot, and so when I do, I fight against it tooth and nail. But this time it came from out of nowhere [Read More…]

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