Assemblages: Anti-Oppression Works

The UNC Greensboro Women's and Gender Studies Program organizes and hosts their Annual Research Symposium each Spring. I am honored to have co-organized, presented at and gave opening remarks at this year's conference. Conference attendees keep asking me to post those remarks...So here they are: In a time when a national figurehead can say or [...]

Acceptance is the Mantra

2018 shattered illusions. 2019 is about seeing without the veils, about moving from 3D to 5D thinking. As the midnight hour neared, they asked me what I wanted for the New Year. I had no answer. What I had wanted more than anything in 2018 did not come to pass. They say the sun always [...]

Self-Inquiry and the Scholarly Life

What is a scholar? They are someone who invests their curiosity, creativity, and full energy into discovering and mastering all there is to know about a thing. They take this thing, make it theirs and claim to hold all the secrets of wisdom regarding the thing. This curious inquiry is born of a passion, a [...]

The Keeper and the Kept

discretion and indiscretion, a dichotomous pair. one always working in tandem with the other. be discreet he says…she says…they say. but, do continue with the indiscretions please. her entire life—a dance between the two. a circus performer. she walks the tight rope. between the spotlight and the shadows, always one slip away from plunging to [...]

All the Women

"The maiden is on her way again, wandering toward a great woods in all great faith that something will come from that great hall of trees, something soul-making." -- Clarissa Estes Pinkola, Women Who Run With the Wolves  I have been in deep contemplation, practicing stillness and deep listening over the past month. As I [...]

If You Saw Us As People

In response to an article titled, "Re-entry Council Gets $150K from the State to Keep the Ex in Ex-Con," published on December 7th, 2017 by the Rhino Times in Greensboro, NC: At noon on March 8, 2018, the Greensboro Re-entry Council meeting begins. The room is full of folks who have gathered in hopes of [...]