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building bridges

Hello, I’m thinking about building bridges.  You know Ming used to meet for breakfast with a cop, someone in law enforcement we met at the test site.  The cop was guarding the test site from us wild protesters who might cross the line during the Sacred Peace Walk or another prayer event. I can’t remember… Read More »

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Laura-Marie and the case of the stolen pups

Oh hey.  How are you doing?  This is Laura-Marie and the case of the stolen pups.  I was freaking out the other day because I realized someone had stolen my pups.  The succulent that Ming and I rescued from the community garden’s junk pile–it got so beautiful and even flowered, in our garden.  And it… 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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pretension

Hello, I made this new poetry meme: I can’t maintain my pretension for very long.  It’s about dictionfucking.  I think it’s a masterpiece, but no one else seems to pay it much mind.  Ah well. I took a public domain dancer pic and put it thought a filter with flares.  Then I cropped out that… 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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what I cried about during shavasana this week

Hello, I’ve been doing yoga once a week with Ample Movement.  I love it so much, I’m like–how did I survive without this?  My anxiety has gone down.  I feel stronger physically, and I feel supported emotionally / spiritually in doing my life’s work.  Wow, this weekly class is so good for my well-being. Then… Read More »

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trusted

Imagine if the truth about our own bodies and needs was trusted.  If we weren’t expected to hand over our power.  If medical pathologizing wasn’t the only way to have our health needs seen as legitimate. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, since a friend told me that people like me need… Read More »

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fight the power

There was a meme I saw on a Catholic Worker facebook group, and it made me laugh. I added, “Lead us not into grad school, and deliver us from collection agencies.” student loans Student loans are creepy.  Kids who have no option, or feel no option, sign away their future freedom.  “I will gladly pay… Read More »

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drug dealers

I saw a meme comparing doctors to drug dealers.  I found it provocative and edgy!  Also very true. So I changed the middle part and made my own meme, my own version.  The yellow background is simple, but I think it’s ok? Social support is a big factor in health outcomes and well-being, but mainstream… Read More »

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sacred rage

Hey, I’ve been thinking about sacred rage.  I had a friend who hated his coworker for her taste in music–insipid, bland.  Well, maybe he hated her for other reasons, but her taste in music sealed the deal. I listen to chill music, but I can listen to angry music too.  When I was a teenager,… Read More »