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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Where is the Line?…..There is No Spoon

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Sometimes, especially lately, I have felt like I am talking about being Black all the damn time. On a normal day, I don’t wake up in the morning, reference my Black experience, talk about systemic or historical oppression. Instead I get up, and am in the rush of being a mother, wife, social worker, and human being. Yet I realize that I am a Black woman navigating the society around me and I don’t forget that fact, even if others do. And that is a part of the experience of being a Witch of color within Paganism. [Read more...]

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50 Years Ago: Honoring the Healing of Four Little Girls in Birmingham

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Fifty years ago, a church in was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young Black girls. Join me in lighting four candles, or ringing the bell four times, to honor each of these young women, and our continued need for equality for all people. All power to all people, forever. [Read more...]

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