Tea Time Reading #9

The Word Witch had some gorgeous reflections on working with The Star.

"This is the moment of lowness when there’s nothing left to do but release. To pour out our vessels of emotion, pain, heartbreak, disappointment, want, fear, need. To trust that the universe will fill them once again with fresh, sweet water. To open ourselves to emptiness with the hope that we won’t stay empty for long."

One Willow Apothecary thoughtfully addresses summertime overwhelm.

"Early summer is overwhelming for about a bazillion reasons. But for highly sensitive people the transition from the permission to be interior that winter gives to the flurry of summer social activities, relationships blossoming, and things coming to a head can feel like too much to handle."

Mental health has been more prominently in the media lately due to the recent deaths of prominent figures.

And so the posts about check in, call a hotline, you deserve to live roll on through. I've posted a couple of those. They aren't idle for me as I've come through suicide ideation myself. I really do mean check in with the ones you love, call a hotline, and I vehemently want you to survive. It's not alyways enough though is it? Kitty Stryker at Wear Your Voice offered some practical strategies for dealing with the fact that someone you know may be suicidal. I'm choosing to share this article because it included things that either got me through or I wish I had been available for me when I was dragging myself back from the edge.

Speaking of Wear Your Voice magazine...

Wear Your Voice is an indie feminist mag which features Black & brown writers & is entirely run by BIPOC; as happens with indie publications serving the margins, it is in dire financial need and is raising financial support via its Patreon. Please support!

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What does a feminist business look like?

Beth at Little Red Tarot has been reflecting on both the theory and praxis behind creating a truly feminist business: "I want Little Red Tarot to demonstrate that a business can nourish and support its workers, that work can be a joy, that a business can hold me, can hold others, can meet our needs, not only without perpetuating oppression, but through active anti-oppressive practice. "

The Strained Relationship Between Black Mothers And Their Daughters by Arah Iloabugichukwu

This is an engaging and necessary piece raising important conversations on inter-generational trauma.

Two of my favorite folks in this community, adrienne marie brown and Sarah Gottesdiener, had a beautiful conversation on movement building and magic making.