National Coming Out Day!

On October 11th, many people across the country will be celebrating National Coming Out Day. Coming out is the process in which a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) individual embraces their sexuality and discloses it to others. National Coming Out Day was founded twenty years ago on October 11, 1988- one year to the day after the second March On Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights and the [...]


Spring Cleaning for the Mind

For me, winter is like weaving in the dark. I’m working at gathering thoughts and creating my web. Instead of seeing it glistening in the clarity of the morning, I leave those thoughts to gather cobwebs in the dark corners of my mind. With winter comes the urge to store things, and I begin to horde negative thoughts like a pack rat. Winter also encourages procrastination, so those unhealthy thoughts [...]


Listening and Working with Gourds

First of all, I would like to acknowledge this article as a lesson from my mother. This an art that she passed down to me, along with her personal beliefs on what the gourd represents. The gourd represents that shell that holds and supports us. We are taught to treat others with respect, but often overlook treating ourselves with gentleness. It is important to care [...]