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what is safe

Hello, I’ve been thinking about what is safe.  Do you feel safe?  What percentage of the time?  In your home, outside your home?  In your own body? Do you think you deserve to feel safe?  How about other people–do we?  Do you accept that what you need to feel safe might be different from what… Read More »

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interview with Dabby Longlegs

Last month I had an interview with Dabby Longlegs about riding trike, radical mental health, power, healing, zines, the gifts my ancestors gave me, the love I feel in my body.  Yesterday it posted.  Yay! Please consider listening to this interview with Dabby Longlegs.  It’s a conversation about being unconditionally valid.  Art, activism, health, and… Read More »

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psychedelics

I watched this video on how psychedelics work.  Or that was the title to pull me in–it was about much more than that.  How they work was only a small part of it. I had some questions afterward. Why are these speakers all men-appearing? Isn’t lumpen about class, not lack of imagination?  (I had to… Read More »

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love

“Listen to me!  You seem to think you’re 35 years old, in good health, and with it.  But you’re a senior or better, in so so health, and losing your mind!”  I was talking to Ming about his morning journey.  It was an act of love. His plan included taking the bus to a fasting… Read More »

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deep respect cub care jaguar

Hello, how are you doing?  I painted this deep respect cub care jaguar.  Thought you might like to see it. Deep respect cub care jaguar is craft paint on reclaimed product packaging card stock.  It’s based on a photo of a sculpture I saw online.  In the sculpture photo, I can see the Jaguar is… Read More »

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adoption is not the solution

This instagram post about how adoption is not the solution and the deep wounds adoption causes blew my mind.  Please take a look at what this adoptee has to say. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lisa Olivera (@_lisaolivera) Previously I’d believed adoption can be a beautiful, caring handoff with minimal pain. … Read More »

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mad mappin

Hello.  I made a new zine: mad mappin. It’s colorful!  It’s a mini and a different size than usual, at one-sixth size.  I cut each piece of paper into thirds, and then those strips are folded in half. I really needed to do something different!  So I’m happy that I could make that a reality,… Read More »

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schizophrenia dream

I woke up in the morning from a schizophrenia dream and wrote this six word poem. schizophrenia dream fresh asparagus closed tightly Then I photographed some asparagus in our colander before I broke off the woody stems and cooked the tender shoots in my wok.  Wow, it was delicious. Then I made the schizophrenia dream… Read More »

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how I resist patriarchy and white supremacy

In a mad maps workshop the other day, I was asked how I resist patriarchy and white supremacy.  It’s a big question, and I started writing a list of answers in my journal. We moved on to other parts of the workshop, and I was still making the list.  Felt delicious to be real about.… Read More »

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chuck e cheese

Does this ever happen to you?  You’re going about your day, doing your thing, and suddenly in your mind you get a very vivid sense of a place.  A place from your past.  This has happened to me for countless years–most of my life?  Lately, the place is often… Chuck E Cheese. It’s kind of… Read More »