Illuminated Priestess

Monthly Archives: May 2016

A few days ago I posted the following to my Facebook page. I rarely post deeply real things there. People call it “Vaguebook,” for good reason…but in this instance I have had enough and gave in to the temptation to be deeply real and a bit aggressive in my post. Interestingly the feedback in the comments section was overwhelmingly positive. Some folks even PMed to ask if they might share it privately…. Read More

Years ago I read the novel, The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant. I thought it beautiful and moving and it never, ever occurred to me that I might go out into my community and create such a thing, such a space for the women who live here, in this modern time. That thought occurred to someone, though, and eventually I became aware of this movement and created a Red Tent Temple in… Read More

  You were sweet most of the time and you were, most definitely, beautiful, even in your old age. You were a shitty mother, though, for much of it anyway, worried more about your eye shadow and the man in your life more than about me, or who was raping me, you simply couldn’t deal with all of that. You were funny and could never remember the punchlines to jokes. Always had… Read More