Stereotypes, Paganism, and Consequences

This essay was originally offered to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick on Sunday, December 17th. Every religion, including having no religion, has challenges that come with it. The intricacies of practice, whether or not your religious holidays require you to use vacation time to honor them, how available supplies specific to your path are,…

If The Boots Fit…

For a long time, I wore my hair in a color that I referred to as F^*k-you Fuschia. Not Barbie pink – brighter and more obnoxious than that. Think pink highlighter-on-day-glo-post-it-note-pink. So bright that the dye was literally blacklight reactive. Couple that color with my usual head-to-toe black clothing and the effect was quite striking….

The Rise of Lydia

What is a witch? The question has ten thousand answers, of course.  A spiritworker, a healer, a magick-weaver, a wise one.  And?  What else?  Think back – what did that word mean before you knew about the light it contained? An inconvenient woman. A troublesome, sometimes frightening lady possessed of powers who makes the tightly-corseted…