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Lugh, Fascism, And Family Trauma: An Appalachian Lughnassadh

It’s been just over a year since we signed the papers and finally settled down on a mountaintop in western North Carolina. Sometimes I drive around town and still marvelContinue readingLugh, Fascism, And Family Trauma: An Appalachian Lughnassadh

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On Not Feeling Safe In My Community

As a white, cis woman in the southern US, “safety” has always been a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, I have undeniable Privilege, and I mustContinue readingOn Not Feeling Safe In My Community

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Appalachian Folk Magic: All About Stump Water

The magic practiced in the backwoods of Appalachia for the past few hundred years has been, by necessity, one that used what the practitioner had to hand. Before we hadContinue readingAppalachian Folk Magic: All About Stump Water

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These Sacred Mountains

It’s been raining all day today, a magical sound in the Smoky Mountains. Up here, my little farm sits at about 3100 ft, and sometimes that means the clouds wrapContinue readingThese Sacred Mountains

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Christian Trauma In The Face Of Rising Christian Fascism

Of all the decisions handed down by the Supreme Court in June, the one that gave me the worst panic attacks was Kennedy vs Bremerton School District. Surprised? I’ve certainlyContinue readingChristian Trauma In The Face Of Rising Christian Fascism

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So You Want To Hex a Public Figure

There’s apparently quite a controversy brewing over on Tik Tok about hexing public figures, such as Supreme Court Justices. Having cast a few successful hexes, I’m here to offer someContinue readingSo You Want To Hex a Public Figure

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How Sharing Trauma Can Make A Difference

Heartbreaking Stories of “Late Term Abortions” Helped Me See The Lies I’d Been Told By the “Pro-Life” Movement I was raised to believe abortion was murder. That as an adoptee,Continue readingHow Sharing Trauma Can Make A Difference

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No, Love Doesn’t Win

It’s been a rough few days. A good friend of mine, venting rage and frustration about the general loss of bodily autonomy and civil rights we’re witnessing said something alongContinue readingNo, Love Doesn’t Win

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It’s All Just Too Much

Two years ago I wrote about the Collective Trauma of George Floyd’s Murder. Since then, over a million Americans have died from Covid. We watched a violent insurrection take placeContinue readingIt’s All Just Too Much

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The “Domestic Supply of Infants” and “Pro-Life” Thinking

I was adopted as an infant. Relinquished at birth and placed at 7 weeks. My family was open about this from the beginning, and one of my very earliest memoriesContinue readingThe “Domestic Supply of Infants” and “Pro-Life” Thinking

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