Author Archives: Melissa ra Karit

About Melissa ra Karit

I'm a queer, poly, genderqueer Witch. I'm a sex-positive feminist, an activist, and a writer. I believe that when we attend to our individual good, we approach the world with good in our hearts and change the world for the better. Opinions expressed here are solely my personal opinions, and do not represent the views of any organization with which I am affiliated.

Seeking Joy

Remember to seek out joy. It’s an easy thing to forget. Whether there have been too many days of oppressive heat or gray skies, or the news is full of politicians and their nuclear arms, or your heart is heavy … Continue reading

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The Edges of Compassion

Maybe I can’t manage compassion all the time. Maybe sometimes the best I can muster is pity. And maybe that’s okay.

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The Nature of Adventure

I want to be real with you: we never know what’s coming next. That’s true on a personal level. We might get hit by a car, or find out we’re pregnant, or get diagnosed with a fatal disease, or fall … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Future

I like to think about possibilities. When asked, I say I’m an optimist, an idealist, and a realist. I see what’s there, what could be, and believe we can work toward that better future. If you’ve been reading my blog … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Struggle

We are not the first to struggle, and we will not be the last. Here’s some images I’ve taken heart from. I hope you do, too.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Rushed

In a world full of hurry and busyness, we are supposed to buy that doing a lot and doing it quickly will get us the results we want. But quantity and quality are not the same. I would gladly trade … Continue reading

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Body Temple/Body Dysphoria

I decided early that the social messages we receive about our bodies are bullshit. At eleven, I was furious at the world that sent my best friend on a series of diets urged on by her mother. At thirteen, I … Continue reading

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The Sustaining Power of Gratitude

First, an announcement. After several years of blogging 2-4 times a month, I am shifting my writing practice. I will be moving away from short, frequent posts into a rhythm of longer monthly posts. This will allow me to dig … Continue reading

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Home Questions 2017

Who do you consider your family? How is your relationship with your family? What are your core needs around your home? Do the people you live with respect them?

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Practical Skills to Reduce Police Presence

In the wake of rising awareness about police violence, particularly toward communities of color, I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to counteract police violence. While its a radical solution (because I am in fact a radical) I believe the … Continue reading

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