Birders: How “Vagrancy” is Reframed in Nature

“I’m sorry did you want to ask me something?” “Yes I just wanted to know if you knew what kind of bird was…” “Yes well that little one you were looking at was a Green Heron. There was a Blue Heron here earlier. Once the woman and her son leave, the Blue Heron flies back […]

Alignment: When a World Ends

On May 5, 2000 the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were aligned. This is why my friend dubbed me the Anti-Christ. He said the gravitational pull would end the world. Obviously this was my fault being that I was the only child born that day. As much as I was tired of […]

Silent: When She’s Not The Angry Black Girl

The archetype of “the angry Black woman” is a caricature that Black women (femmes, non-binary) do not escape no matter their age. It shifts from childhood, adolescence, adulthood and into older age. So what happens when you break this stereotype? How do people, in particular non Black individuals, begin to alter their perceptions and behaviors […]

Ganesha Cards #43: Innocence

From Whispers of Lord Ganesha by Angela Hartfield The simplest gestures of love and respect can prevail over even the toughest of hearts. This card is asking us to be soft and still. It lets us know that the universe is giving us an opportunity to assist in the creation of our desires. Release cynicism. […]

Manic: Kanye West went South

I’d rather not write about it but then that tends to be the thing I tell myself and then I never write anything. I want to address Kanye West’s behavior at his so-called campaign rally. I wouldn’t vote for that man if it was between him and the piece of paper. So I’m gonna take […]

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