When You Cling to the Rising

Lately I have been obsessed with things that rise: bread, air balloons, my friend who left her abusive marriage, Jesus Christ. What do all of these have in common? I mean I know they all rise, but why? What is the thing that makes them rise? It isn’t just scientific study and my kids at […]

The Companionship of Weeds

By Christiana Peterson | @ChristianaNPete In my garden, there is a soft-leaved weed called comfrey, an herb used in healing balms and salves. The weed stretches its yellowed turnip-like roots underneath the garden soil, trying to grab at every inch for purchase. It is the epitome of forwardness, both in its brazen disregard for my […]

Sisterhood is a Dance

We move, intimately and instinctually. What we have is a partnership A soul tie and bond An intimacy born of dance. I trust the tension of the symbolic thread binding us together. You are my sister. You notice the void and aren’t afraid to step into the spotlight of my darkness. You notice the spaces […]

Do My Words Matter?

By Nicole T. Walters | Twitter: @NicoleTWalters It wasn’t a revelatory moment when the heavens opened up. It was pieces of moments, scattered throughout my life like breadcrumbs leading me down the right path. Pieces of moments—that book I wrote in third grade and a journal entry saying I wanted to be a writer, all […]

The Surprising Wisdom of Ants

If you had told me 25 years ago that I would one day order a package of ants in the mail, I would have laughed in disbelief. But I did not know, 25 years ago, that there were such things as ant farms: miniature terrariums where you could observe a colony making their subterranean labyrinths. […]