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.

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. Advertisements

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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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3 Big Questions About Social Justice

What everyday actions are you taking to make the world a more equal place? What gifts do you bring to your social justice work? What fears do you have about your social justice work?

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Navigation

Probably the most complicated questions about how to behave in my life revolve around other people’s children. I generally have compatible ethics with my friends, so I can manage teaching moments and reprimands without too much tension there. But my … Continue reading

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Courage Questions 2017

1. When is a time you have acted with bravery? How did you feel about it? 2. When have you acted with cowardice? How did you feel about it? 3. What courageous action best serves your community in this moment? … Continue reading

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A Message About Making Things

You are a creator of worlds. You have the power, ability, and knowledge to change everything and to do so right now. This moment is unique. How will you shape it? 

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