My Salvation Theology

If you know much about me, you know my soteriology (salvation theology)  is not anywhere near small-o orthodox Christian. (Actually, it’s much, much closer to the soteriology of big-O Orthodox Christianity.) I’m sorry. I just can’t possibly worship a god for whom “justice” is eternal torture for unbelievers, or anyone, for that matter. And since I’m not […]

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So You Want to Start a Internet Biz and/or Coaching Practice? 12 Things

This article is a culmination of experience I’ve gained over the past 2.5 years in starting the business “Conscious Girlfriend” with my partner. Conscious Girlfriend is a largely online (with some live components) business, geared toward lesbians & queer women, teaching them skills to find the right partners, and be the right partners. This article […]

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Pronouns

It’s national coming out day. It will come as no surprise to any of you that I’m queer/lesbian. I’ve been able to be out and proud about that since the mid 1980’s – a combination of family acceptance, and living in places and doing work where it was accepted. And now, not only am I […]

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Bernie Sanders and Me

I grew up in a household of politically active people. Both of my parents were involved in politics and cared about politics. Local and national politics were dinner table conversation. It still is when see each other. As I was growing up, politics was seen as a reasonable avenue to real change, and in fact, […]

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Doing our Jobs

As a black, female-bodied, queer, non-cis, big person, I’m getting pretty darn close to winning the “oppression olympics.” But, I have class privilege, and I (mostly) have ability privilege. I’ve been aware of the role of privilege for most of my life. In 1984, in graduate school, at the tender age of 24, I wanted to […]

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The Adversary

Between the Western separation of body and mind (and spirit,) the American fetish of thinness, and my own experiences with varied ailments and trauma, over my lifetime, my body became my adversary. When there was pain, or a new something to deal with, the thought “why is my body doing this to me?” was the […]

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