Tag Archives: socialization

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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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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Myths About Compassion

Many times,the biggest thing that stops us for being compassionate is ourselves. We tell ourselves little stories, reasons about why we’re not or cant be compassionate. By bringing them to your conscious attention, I hope to give you some space … Continue reading

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Beautifully Genderqueer

Beauty is a loaded word for me sometimes.

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Beauty Standards

Whose beauty standards are you measuring by?

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3 Questions About Beauty

How do you cultivate beauty in your life? How can you bring beauty into one area of your life that lacks it? How do you feel when you think about your own and other’s beauty? Why?

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Social Justice Questions

1. How do you raise awareness for the social justice cause(s) near to your heart? 2. Why are you dedicated to the causes that you are? 3. When do you struggle with intersectionality? Share your answers in the comments!

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Courage and Breaking the Rules

I broke a rule today and it got me thinking about what sorts of rules we break and why.

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One Pagan’s Ethics & Help

Unasked for help is often unhealthy. Strangers don’t know each other well enough to know what’s helpful. I’ve had strangers “help” me in ways that left me feeling creeped out, ashamed, disempowered, and upset. In closer relationships, helping without asking … Continue reading

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One Pagan’s Ethics & Beauty

I’m going to get introspective on y’all this year. More so than usual, I mean. I’ve been thinking a lot about ethics, about where they come from and how they relate to religion. To paganism, specifically. I started out thinking … Continue reading

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