Painted Lady

Summer of Change: A Journey to Spiritual Self Care

My spiritual world explores change as a means to growth. It is a beginning to a road that we have yet to experience or understand, and while sometimes our experiences appear to be the same the lessons are usually not. This conflict between the desire to grow and the need for things to stay the same, brings about a strange dilemma. It is the understanding that I must live through the discomfort and fear to get to a place of personal movement, that I cannot avoid change. [Read more...]

Put Sexism, Racism an Homophobia in the trash from Kurt Löwenstein Educational Center International Team from Germany

The Dance of Power: navigating privilege and marginalization.

Being a Black Wiccan Woman navigating mostly White spaces has fostered interesting experiences in privilege, power and intersectionality. Those terms are not easily understood even when you have the experience of facing multiple oppressions. Then, I became a shelter worker and I was quickly hit with complexities of privilege, power and authority. [Read more...]

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Ferguson, MO by Clio Ajana

A friend calls: White, blond, Iowa bred. ‘Can I ask you something political?’ She tells how her sister-in-law-to-be posts a picture on Facebook. “She does not understand how one shooting causes riots. She calls me ‘liberal.’ What do I say? How do I get her to understand?” [Read more...]

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Psycho-spiritual Environmentalism and Activism

Pagans have not failed in the environmental activism and preservation movement. We as people have failed to take into account the psychological conditioning that capitalism and other such systems here in the United States have had on the average American. We are are continuing to struggle between the messages of society that are based on worth, gain and monetary values, and the knowing that this life will not continue if we do not change. [Read more...]

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Self Actualization, Spiritual Oneness, Freedom and the Fourth of July

We cannot break the glass ceiling if we do not recognize that it is glass. We cannot celebrate diversity, freedom, acceptance and love of one another if we are too busy pretending or ignoring the fact that we STILL do not understand what any of those words mean, and we do not practice it today. And having a BBQ with fireworks does not equate freedom, it is a distraction from the true fight that many Americans are still fighting….. unless we remember. [Read more...]

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30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2014 – Week Four (#30DayRBHC)

This week’s digest is full of very interesting studies on transgenerational trauma, historical oppression, Nina Simone, Dr. Joy Degruy, Melissa Harris-Perry, “columbusing”, some comedy, racial profiling, Freedom Summer, Angela Davis, and more. It is a power packed week of Black culture, privilege and intersectionality information and sources. And like on the other weeks, I include very personal reflections of culture as well. Enjoy and wait for the encore! [Read more...]

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30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2014 – Week Three (#30DayRBHC)

This is the week three digest for the 30 Day Real Black History Challenge. I am a little bit behind, but plan to get the week four, and the encore/finale, up within the next couple of days. This week’s digest includes posts that range from reparations, white privilege, racism, colorism, Tupac Shakur, Mumia Abu-Jamal, George [Read More...]

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My Kid is Kind of Swedish….. (#30DayRBHC)

This uncovering of ancestral information will be a lifelong process for my son that I will help start with discussions, stories, explanations, and information about who we are and where we come from. The ability to gather knowledge that shines a light on our inner core, gives us access to our ancestral power in a way that isn’t previously imaginable. We are a powerful people, spiritually aligned with the mission of resilience and cultured by the magic of our history. [Read more...]


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