Illuminated Priestess

It’s International Women’s Day. It’s easy to say thank you to women like Oprah and Maya Angelou, Malala Yousafzai and Vandana Shiva, Gloria Steinham and Audra Lord, because they have led...

It takes a lot to get my dander up these days, but folks? It’s up. Someone was telling me about a teenaged, sexually active woman who is young enough to still...

I have been offering empowerment and learning circles for girls for several years now. It started off as my give-away to the community. I wanted the circle for my daughter, a...

One of the instructional pieces I go through with the girls in my circles is about Body Sovereignty. I begin by asking them if they know what a sovereign is or...

Until a few years ago my entire experience with talking circles consisted of one trip to a horrible Al-Anon group and the understanding that there was a form of group therapy...

  On Mayday weekend of 2013, I held a Welcoming Women ceremony for my daughter and her friend, both members of our Pink Tent circle. This was a celebration to welcome...

Are you ready for your daughter to learn the things you are hesitant to teach her, or have just forgotten to teach her or maybe there are simply things you don’t...

  Someone asked me to write about what breaks my heart open. This is a start.

“I’m madly in love with you and it’s not because of your brains or your personality. It’s because you’re beautiful, inside and out.” Grandpa, from the movie, Little Miss Sunshine  At 20,...

Imagine a circle of women so open-minded, so accepting, that a mother could show up in their midst with an eleven–year–old daughter and those same women would accept that girl as...