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what you could do for me

Hello, how are you doing?  It’s my birthday!  I’m so glad to be alive.  Thank you contributing to my survival.  I was thinking about what you could do for me, should you care to give some blessing gift or support my projects. These are my main projects. art making, including art embroidery writing–zines and blogs… Read More »

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how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy

Recently I was asked an important question during a healing circle led by a friend.  My friend asked how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy. Hmm, what a question.  I remember when I was a kid, my dad had bodily autonomy.  People were allowed to touch him only in certain ways, at… Read More »

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how I learned to respect everyone

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about how I learned to respect everyone.  Ming and I had a cool conversation about it the other day in the car. why “Why are you so respectful?” I asked Ming.  It seems too rare.  “Did something happen, or has the respectfulness just always been inside of… Read More »

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caring for my body

I have a deal with my body–I give her some basic things, and she gives me the ability to function.  Before, I thought that caring for my body was a waste of time, a tedious chore.  I wanted to do the minimum. Now I understand that caring for my body is a sacred pleasure, and… 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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what care looks like

A friend asked on facebook what care looks like as a verb.  I answered with lots of words and decided to write this essay about accountability to share with you. what care looks like Care looks like all of these. wanting to show up clarity follow thru consistency curiosity loose grip playfulness aftercare treating a… 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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tribe vs nation

Oh hey.  I am not Native American.  My dad was a white guy born in England.  My mom was a Mexican-American person born in United States.  New Mexico is where my peeps on that side are from. Yesterday I recorded my favorite Chencho song, Borders Crossed Us.  Please give it a listen, if you get… Read More »

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places I feel safe

Hello, I’d like to tell you some places I feel safe.  I shared some feedback with the local UU church recently.  It was about my needs not being met at their service on Sunday.  Ming and I went in person because our friend Ariel gave the sermon about tarot as a spiritual force in her… 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 »