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Sheep, Shepherd, Wolf

Sheep, Shepherd, Wolf. Trigger Warning: Includes Graphic descriptions of gun violence. March 3, 2018 We don’t call it active shooter, she says, explaining to her brother how 2nd graders do it differently than 4th graders. We call it sheep, shepherd, wolf. And all the teachers are the shepherds. And the bad guy is the wolf.…
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Resilience is Our Birthrite

January 19th 2017 Beloveds~ Resilience is our birthrite. Resilience is our birthrite and our liberation is bound together. As a teacher of an intersectional politic, and as a believer in the possibility offered to us by our ancestors, I stand today and affirm our survival. I affirm our brilliance. I affirm our resistance. I affirm…
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A Queer Love

Beloveds, We are in the darkness now, oh. And while we yearn to grow back toward the light, we must familiarize ourselves with this darkness. It is terrain we have walked before, but blindly. Let’s begin to see. In the wake of the massacre in Orlando of my queer and trans and black and brown…
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The Gift of Grief

Hello Good People~ Can you feel it? Can you feel the spring seeping up, and running out the ghosts? Maybe there is snow falling where you are, but the pungent stink of earth is unmistakable. This winter will end. It is a strange time to be alive.A year ago today, I was still wading through the…
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On Being Targeted

Hello good people~Yesterday I spent the beginning of my Therapy session huddled on the floor under a pile of blankets. I see a somatic therapist so a big part of what we do is following the shape that the body needs to take: my body needed to hide.I have been feeling a profound lack of…
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November 2015 News: Book Me in 2016!!

 Hello good people! In a time of such deep and beautiful transition, I am celebrating because I have really wonderful news to share. But first, an update... As many of you know, I have been serving as the Interim Executive Director of RECLAIM, an amazing nonprofit in the Twin Cities that increases access to mental health…
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March 2015 News: Octavia’s Brood

Hello Good People~It's been so long since I have written to you that I hardly know where to begin. I suppose I must begin where I am, which is a place of huge gratitude.The last year of my life has been the most painful and transformative. I suffered a series of devastating and irrevocable losses…
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October 2014 News: Whole Access

Hello Good People~It is wonderful to be writing to you, and on such an auspicious occasion. I am excited to announce that I have officially learned to use Twitter!!OK, so that's not really the reason I am writing, but it feels like a really big deal. The REAL reason I am writing is this: through…
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July 2013 – Stay Solid! and Octavia’s Brood

Hello Good People~The summer has been busy! I am half-way through my first growing season with the Central MN Sustainability Project. We've planted a sustainable fruit orchard, placed a permanent water system for our flagship multicultural community garden, and launched our Market Gardens program in partnership with the Land Stewardship Project. Wow! We rock!Between my…
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April 2013: Home is Here

 Hello good people! And welcome spring! Maybe you noticed: it's been awhile since I've sent a newsletter. For those of you who follow my writing, I apologize for the long delay. The last seven months I have been in a sort of hibernation, learning the ropes and loving the challenge of my still-quite-new job leading…
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