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October, 2014

Thank you, mama

The other night I sat down to write my blog post discussing “The Womb as a Spirit Door: A Healing Workshop & Ritual for Miscarriage & Abortion”, & uncovered an even deeper story than I had expected.

I was contemplating the ways & the years that I have been sending my voice & love out into the epic void of healing around pregnancy loss & termination. How long have I been wanting to participate in or create something like this upcoming gathering?

O so many years.

Looking back at the road that has led me here, I first see a series of my own actions.  I delight in the memory of my badass initiation into reproductive justice activism: lobbying with the Idaho legislature as a junior high school student on a parental consent bill. Read more →

The Womb as Spirit Door: A Healing Workshop & Ritual for Miscarriage & Abortion

Miscarriage & abortion are universal sexual passages. 1 out of 3 women will have an abortion, & nearly 1 out of 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. These experiences need respect, community, support, & dialogue.  Access to care in these experiences is a basic human right & needs to be viewed as an integral part of healthcare for women as individuals & society as a whole.

When I say “care” I don’t just mean for the body through clinical means.

The body is a temple for divine creative energy.

The body is a temple for divine creative energy, & the womb is a spirit door.

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