Disaboom Article and/or Video Contest

The deadline for the Disaboom website article and video contest is Tuesday, Februrary 15th. They are accepting any topic, though I'm sure it has to be disability related. The winner's submission will be posted at disaboom.com. Check out the contest page for more information www.disaboom.com/contests/disaboom-contest-submit-article-andor-video-today-to-win … [Read more...]

When Big Women Go BAD: Body Awareness Divas Part 2 (Artistic Nudes Pictured in This Post)

On Imbolc, I joined almost three hundred women via the phone and Skype for “Fat Positive Art & The Fat Body Beautiful with Substantia Jones and Her Models.” The call was part of a Body Love Telesummit hosted by Golda of bodylovewellness.com.Substantia Jones, which is her art name, is an award winning photographer who has exhibited through out the Eastern US. Her work has appeared in various publications including the New York Times. She spoke during the call about her work with musicians a … [Read more...]

When Big Women Go BAD: Body Awareness Divas Part 1

My Winter Solstice and Lunar Eclipse ritual included a promise to myself and a prayer to the Goddess and the Universal Divine asking for assistance in keeping that promise. That promise was to love myself. To love and accept myself for who I am and by doing so I would be empowered to live my life to the fullest. For me that includes caring for my health, making new friends, and getting beyond fear of failure to do what I love.How did I spend Imbolc, that time of year where we light candles to … [Read more...]

Pagans Sharing the "Religiosity" Gene

A recently published study explores how the different fertility rates between secular and religious individuals could influence societies overall genetic evolution. Robert Rowthorn's hypothesis and research “Religion, fertility and genes: a dual inheritance model” was printed in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “Proceedings B is the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal, dedicated to the rapid publication and broad dissemination of high-quality research papers, reviews and … [Read more...]

A Moment of Win

A video posted by thescreamingdrills of a guy crowd surfing in a wheelchair at a Monotonix show on 1/28/11 … [Read more...]

6th Annual Brigid Poetry Festival

Reading and writing poetry can be a healing process. So healing and poetry fit nicely into the Goddess Brigid's hands. Brigid is honored each Imbolc with a poetry festival."It is that time of year again, when bloggers around the world post a favorite poem in honor of Brigid, the Irish goddess and patron saint of smithcraft, poetry, and healing. Brigid’s feast day is February 1st, so between now and then is the perfect time to publish a poem to celebrate." Anne Hill at Blog o' Gnosis g … [Read more...]

Upcoming Interviews and Update: Survey of Pagan Views About Health Care Legislation

Update: Survey of Pagan Views About Health Care LegislationThank you to everyone who has participated in the survey and spread the word through the community. There is still time to voice your opinion on a this important issue. www.surveymonkey.com/s/CZFX8TRThe Staff of Asclepius shared the details of the original Associated Press Health Care Law Poll http://www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/01/25/associated-press-january-2011-american-health-care-poll/In the coming … [Read more...]

Death and Choice: Men and Women Healing After an Abortion

(Updated with link to a Pagan perspective on abortion at Patheos. 10:20 AM Central)Last week was the 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. This historic case was decided by the US Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. It gave women in the US the right to consult with their doctors and make informed decisions concerning abortion. Abortion, however, isn't simply a legal issue. It is a process that needs to be approached (by men and women) with full knowledge of the medical procedure and health … [Read more...]

Associated Press Health Care Law Poll January 2011

The health care poll was conducted by the Associated Press and Gfk Roper Public Affairs Corporate Communications from January 5 – 10, 2011. By telephone they spoke to 1001 Americans ages 18+For a more detailed breakdown of participants demographics and answers such as if they strongly or somewhat supported or opposed a topic you can read the full poll results at. www.ap-gfkpoll.com/Religious affiliation: Protestant 25% Catholic 25% Mormon 1% Jewish 1% Muslim 1% Other 26% No religious d … [Read more...]

Flash Mob for Wash. State Disability Lifeline

On Tuesday, January 18, the same day Washington state legislators released a budget proposal, a Flash Mob danced at the Washington State Capitol building to support the Disability Lifeline program."House Democrats released a budget proposal for the current fiscal year that would restore certain funding to schools and the poor that Gov. Chris Gregoire had proposed reducing or eliminating.Specifically, the plan would retain the state Disability Lifeline, which provides cash and health care for … [Read more...]


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