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 ceremonial leaders and had come to …

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 Own Beauty” and “This dressing …