It's been a tremendously busy summer. What happened to those lazy, long summer months of childhood when I had time to wander the heat, lay in hammocks, and be bored?
I totally forgot/felt shy to share the Huffington Post video/article from June! It was a pleasure to work and chat with both Jamie Feldman, author of the article, and Jessica Blank, video director/producer and I'm really proud of these interviews. Talking about how BDSM/Kink has helped me with trauma is another level of facing and overcoming fears. I'm a bit timid about seeing my face online and hearing my words play on a platform that reaches such a wide audience. But after hearing from other people, especially those who may be isolated and not yet integrated within the kink/leather communities, about how my story is helping them understand their own desires and interests in BDSM is very encouraging.
I also just turned 45 over the season of Moonchild/Cancer and am feeling very present in my identity of being an emotional homebody water Mamma witch. As the summer continues to swelter and bend, I am riding my bicycle and subway all over the city for the next couple of weeks to meet with magical powerful people whose work I admire, whose voices I wish to help project into this world.
I'm clipping fragrant herbs and biting into sweet, juicy peaches. Rolling green basil pods in my fingers to inhale and exhale. My children squeal as the hose sprays them with cool relief, the frozen grape ice pop melts in her mouth and stains her tongue. Summertime... and we have to live this party hard to combat the news, so bring on the beaches and the barbecues and the laughter of children staying up way past bedtimes.
I hope you're all sizzling with summer magic, as well.
People are so frustrated and scared right now, and struggling to figure out what to do. Here's a new video about how mutual aid projects can help us mobilize and survive the nightmarish conditions we are facing. Check out BigDoorBrigade.com for a mutual aid toolkit after you watch!