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Feminism

Just can’t get it up for self-care?

November 26, 2019

I have trouble making peace with myself some days. I might start the day with a whole litany of complaints about me: You don’t do enough activism! You didn’t recycle that plastic bag! You yelled at your boyfriend! You don’t visit your mother enough! You are too self absorbed! You stretch yourself too thin! You […]

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Pussy Bypass

November 12, 2019

Sometimes, (ok, maybe all the time…) the truth is hard to hear. From without, or from within. Especially when it runs counter to our thoughts and expectations for ourselves or others. I have been a spoken word rock star, doing live shows for thousands of students, setting pussies free, and turning women on for 21 […]

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Am I shallow?

October 1, 2019

Am I shallow? Maybe. Maybe not. There are things I took for granted, as a woman. I kind of always assumed that when I walked down the street (especially living in NYC) that male heads were going to turn. Comments might be made. I would have to account for that fact in how I dressed, […]

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Heal a Woman, Heal the World

September 17, 2019

I had this incredible experience a couple of weeks ago. I got to totally see myself from the other side. Kind of like that moment in It’s a Wonderful Life when the angel gives George a tour of what life would have been like without him. (If you haven’t seen this movie, you will have […]

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Everything is Figureoutable

September 9, 2019

Everything is truly figureoutable! I am a woman in transition, at the moment. Who else is on board that train? I imagine a LOT of us. Women are ever evolving, ever creating, ever changing. Even if we are stable in one area, there is going to be another part of our lives that requires expansion […]

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How to Practice Leaping

August 6, 2019

An adventure? Or a tragedy? This is a question I have been waking up to, and many of us have been waking up to, pretty regularly as of late. Escalating racism, xenophobia, anti-LGBTQ attitudes, gun violence, and intolerance in our country and the world, have hit me, and many of us, like daggers of grief […]

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For Layla

July 23, 2019

After 21 years of teaching Womanly Arts Mastery in New York City, I decided the graduating class of June 2019 would be the last to learn from me in that format. I’m not finished teaching by any means…but the What’s Next is still unfolding… It was a huge decision and a deeply meaningful and heartbreakingly […]

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For those who feel deeply

July 2, 2019

We all have times of intense transition. Times of our lives when we have to seriously step up, step down, step aside, step back, or step ahead. Not simple stuff! How many times have you stayed too long in a relationship that was never going to work out? Or, conversely, how many times have you […]

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We are all so sacred.

April 9, 2019

We are all so sacred. Holy. Sometimes we know that, sometimes we forget. Know what I mean? We just forget. For long stretches. Can even be for thousands of years, sometimes. I was on the subway, last week, and it was packed. Those of us city dwellers know this moment: the subway has been delayed. […]

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Who made you the woman you are?

March 8, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day, sister. In my world, every single day is International Women’s Day. Slogging, sashaying and twerking up the feminist highway in celebration of women, it’s how I have chosen to spend my life. So, I often just ignore the day and slog and twerk along, in my usual fashion. But this year, […]

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