Alaska, Where the Path Begins

Years ago, when I was traveling with the Grandmothers’ Council, I found myself in an airport somewhere between Montana and Alaska on a layover. I remember sitting on the airport’s busy-patterned carpet with my green REI backpack and airport snacks looking up at the faces of three fellow travelers. They were each gifted guides and …

A Poetic Prayer for the Hazel-Blue Ocean

The ocean has been on my mind. This is partly because I visited my very favorite beach last weekend on my trip to California. A beach whose crashing waves and seaweed-decorated shoreline have been the soundtrack and playground for my childhood. I missed ki* being so much that I found myself in my stretchy jeans and …

An Ode to Acne, Coarse Body Hair and Other Sometimes Hard-to-Love Body Characteristics

Body. I’ve been thinking about hair lately. Body hair. My body hair. You see, at the end of August, my friend Jackie and I are hosting a Body Positivity Party at our local mall. We’ll be putting body positive messages on post-it notes and colorful signs in the mall dressing rooms. Notes saying “Be Your …