2015 BODYLOVE REBOOT!

May 5, 2015 in Latest News!, Upcoming Events by Lasara Firefox Allen

lasara icon 2 by jemeLET 2015 BE YOUR YEAR OF BODYLOVE!

JOIN THE

2015 BODYLOVE REBOOT!

FCUK DIET CULTURE!
Claim the skin you’re in.

 

What if you:
* could come to LOVE your body, exactly as it IS?
* exercised because it makes you feel good?
* could enjoy your food and allow it to reinforce your bodylove?
* could discern what motivations are creating your actions, and then align your actions with your values?
* could start valuing your body by your own standards?

These are just a few of the areas we move into in the

ACTION PACKED,

BODYLOVE REBOOT!

“After 21 Days to BodyLove, I not only felt comfortable in my own skin, but grew to love my body for the first time in a very long time (perhaps since before puberty and that was about 30 years ago for me). Lasara is a wonderful, caring, attentive coach throughout this process. Plus she has innovative ways to show us how to take care of, appreciate, honor and show off our bodies to each other in the group and if we’re ready, the world! I highly recommend working with Lasara.”
– D.C., San Francisco Bay Area

Four online, web-based gatherings over a period of three weeks. Daily invitations to action. Tons of support. Lots of sweet sharing. A circle of sisters to share the journey with.

BONUSES!!!

      Love Your Yoni Eggs – yoni egg of your choice, while supplies last! ($45 value.)
      $20 off your next course or program with me.
      Entry in a drawing for a full-length, one-on-one coaching session – valued at sliding scale $95 – $175.

BODYLOVE July 2015 – in full
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News Flash to White Feminists: Women of Color Are Women!

March 12, 2015 in Articles, Latest News! by Lasara Firefox Allen

News Flash to White Feminists: Women of Color Are Women!

From the “think before you speak” and “white feminism is part of the problem” files comes today’s Big Thought – offered up to Madonna and Patricia Arquette, and all the White Feminist rallying to their defense; Women of Color are people too. Queer Women of Color are people.

The perhaps first-ever request for an intersectional approach to feminism came from Sojourner Truth. IN 1851!
We’re a bit behind the ball, White Feminists.

sojourner truthAIN’T I A WOMAN?

by Sojourner Truth
Delivered 1851 at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio
(Emphasis mine. Excerpted.)

Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that ‘twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what’s all this here talking about?

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?

(End of excerpt.)

When a White Feminist (Madonna, in this case) says that women have it worse than “gays” and “the African-American community,” she is forgetting about/erasing black women, queer women, and black, queer women.

White feminists, how does this keep happening? Come on! Women of Color ARE WOMEN. Queer Women of Color ARE WOMEN. Conversations about equality cannot happen without the concept and language of intersectionality and make any sense at all.

In 1986, Marie Shear write, “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” Let’s remember that ALL WOMEN are women when applying this logic. This means talk about the grid of wage gaps instead of the (white female) .74 on the (white male) dollar. This means talking about race, sex, gender, ageism, and gender every time we talk about the wage gap. This means not making statements about gay people of People of Color that erase non-white, non-straight, non-cis women.This means remember (why do I even need to write this, White Feminist sisters?) that Women of Color are women. Queer women are women. Trans women are women. Poor women are women. Disabled women are women.

This means constantly working to decenter the White Feminist agenda in favor of a collaborative approach to intersectional equality.

White Feminism does not get to define feminism for everyone. And every time a White Feminist unthinkingly – or worse yet, consciously, as in cases of ethnocentric qualifiers for “liberation” –  makes statements that make it clear that she does not think of Women of Color as women she is adding to the patriarchal, racist, Eurocentric/white centered, hierarchical stratification of women.

Arguments about “infighting” and pleas for “us” to “work together against oppression” from White Feminists are merely compounding the problem of exclusionary feminism. White Feminist need to stop thinking it’s OK to ask Women of Color to put aside their anger, to change the tone of the argument to cut white women some slack.

If it’s so hard to keep in mind that Feminists and Womanists of Color are women, White Feminists may have more ease if we remember Sojourner Truth’s famous speech. Perhaps the context of intersectionality was actually taught to us at a young age, and White Feminists just need to remember these powerful words. Perhaps then we’ll stop saying things that destroy any work being done toward true solidarity within the feminist movements.

Or maybe, White Feminists can listen to the strong Women of Color whose voices are rising up today, and honor their humanity by remembering that they exist.

#white feminism #intersectional feminism #whitefeminism #intersectionalfeminism #solidarityisforwhitewomen #sojournertruth #womenofcolorarewomen #whitefeminismispartoftheproblem

Check out the book Bringing Race to the Table for my essay titled White Feminism is Part of the Problem.

Organic Magick New Moon Manifestation WitchCrafting Playshop – May 17, 2015

March 7, 2015 in Latest News!, Upcoming Events by Lasara Firefox Allen

Organic Magick

New Moon Manifestation WitchCrafting Playshop
and
evening of ritual and fun!

IMG_7891May 17, 2015, Willits, Private Home – location upon registration
3 – 5:30: Playshop
5:30- 6:30: Potluck Dinner
6:30- 7:30ish: New Moon Ritual

Join me for an afternoon of Organic Magick WitchCrafting, and an evening of merriment and ritual! We will spend a relaxed and exciting NEW MOON afternoon crafting and learning a host of magickal manifestation techniques.

We will make sigils, discuss charging techniques for sigil and other spell working, create personalized manifestation candles, learn about magickal ledgers and checks, and make manifestation art. We will talk about altar creation, and you can take a peek at mine!

You will also learn one can’t-do-without-it technique that will help you address blocks in your manifestation workings.

One seven-day votive candle will be provided for personalization per registration. Bring extras if you want to make more than one! A pile of art supplies will be available for your use, and you are welcome to bring your own too.

Registration fee includes the playshop, your candle, art supplies, tea, snacks, admission to New Moon Manifestation Ritual.

Income based sliding scale: $95 – $145*


Income-Based Sliding Scale



Please use these guidelines to decide which sliding scale category you fit in:
Upper Income = $50000 or more/year
Medium Income = $35001 – $50000
Low income = $35000 or less/year

The Fivefold Goddess Web-Based Course and Initiation Cycle

March 3, 2015 in Latest News!, Upcoming Events by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Fivefold Goddess

A Web-Based Course and Initiation Cycle into a New Divine Feminine

Tuesday, June 2 – July 14, 2015
Web-based, weekly gatherings are 7pm – 8:30pm Pacific
Web-based course – accessible from anywhere you are!
ALL GENDERS WELCOME!
More info on the Fivefold Goddess here!

The Fivefold Goddess offers women a new, more inclusive, more complex and flexible model for women’s experience of our own divine nature. This model speaks to and for women who are looking for an archetypal system that offers a relationship with creative potential that exists beyond our biology, and more easily encompasses and reflects the life experiences and phases of women.

The fivefold model is a creative, fluid model that allows for a cyclical flow that is more natural to womanhood in our era. It is a model not tied to biology, but to active currents in life that surge, shift, and spiral back again in the process of living.

Five green leaf look like a five-pointed starThis seven weeks long, online course will include:

  • A kick-off electronic face-to-face intro gathering – accessible by live computer video and voice interface AND/OR phone on the June 2.
  • Five weekly group discussions and rituals of initiation – one initiation ritual per archetype.
  • The course will end with a closing gathering and ritual of recognition on July 14.

Also included for your support, education, fun, and comfort:

  • ongoing daily group and personal support from Lasara
  • access to an interactive discussion group available 24/7, peopled by your Fivefold Goddess Sisters and Brothers
  • a sister-system for deep process
  • ongoing access to video recordings of our gatherings and rituals for your future use
  • electronic publications on the Fivefold Goddess theme

Registration rate is all inclusive. No hidden fees.

rough-fruited_cinquefoil_11BONUSES:
* A seat in the Fivefold Goddess Intro session on May 26
* A seat in the first-ever Fivefold Goddess Divination session, Sunday June 21 – Solstice – 2PM (web-based)
* A copy of THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE* (see bottom of page for details)
* Entry in a drawing for a full length, hour long, one-on-one coaching session

Payment plan options below. Low Deposit options available. Please pay according to your ability.

Please use these guidelines to decide which category you fit in:
Upper Income = $50000 or more/year
Medium Income = $35001 – $50000
Low income = $35000 or less/year
PERSONALIZED PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!
Contact Me.


Income-Based Sliding Scale Options




* The THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE will come forth from the research into a wide variety of topics I’ve done while writing. It will include notes from the project, drawings (scribbles more like), pix, sigils, and an Fivefold Goddess Empowerment Femifesto. This will be a veritable treasure box of feminist spirituality propaganda, and will be limited in “print run.” The copies made for this perk will be PERSONALIZED with some little tidbits written into the margins just for YOU!

The Fivefold Goddess Web-based Course and Initiation Cycle

February 27, 2015 in Latest News!, The Fivefold Goddess, Upcoming Events by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Fivefold Goddess

A Web-Based Course and Initiation Cycle into a New Divine Feminine

Tuesday, June 2 – July 14, 2015
Web-based, weekly gatherings are 7pm – 8:30pm Pacific
Web-based course – accessible from anywhere you are!
ALL GENDERS WELCOME!
More info on the Fivefold Goddess here!

The Fivefold Goddess offers women a new, more inclusive, more complex and flexible model for women’s experience of our own divine nature. This model speaks to and for women who are looking for an archetypal system that offers a relationship with creative potential that exists beyond our biology, and more easily encompasses and reflects the life experiences and phases of women.

The fivefold model is a creative, fluid model that allows for a cyclical flow that is more natural to womanhood in our era. It is a model not tied to biology, but to active currents in life that surge, shift, and spiral back again in the process of living.

Five green leaf look like a five-pointed starThis seven weeks long, online course will include:

  • A kick-off electronic face-to-face intro gathering – accessible by live computer video and voice interface AND/OR phone on the June 2.
  • Five weekly group discussions and rituals of initiation – one initiation ritual per archetype.
  • The course will end with a closing gathering and ritual of recognition on July 14.

Also included for your support, education, fun, and comfort:

  • ongoing daily group and personal support from Lasara
  • access to an interactive discussion group available 24/7, peopled by your Fivefold Goddess Sisters and Brothers
  • a sister-system for deep process
  • ongoing access to video recordings of our gatherings and rituals for your future use
  • electronic publications on the Fivefold Goddess theme

Registration rate is all inclusive. No hidden fees.

rough-fruited_cinquefoil_11BONUSES:
* A seat in the Fivefold Goddess Intro session on May 26
* A seat in the first-ever Fivefold Goddess Divination session, Sunday June 21 – Solstice – 2PM (web-based)
* A copy of THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE* (see bottom of page for details)
* Entry in a drawing for a full length, hour long, one-on-one coaching session

Payment plan options below. Low Deposit options available. Please pay according to your ability.

Please use these guidelines to decide which category you fit in:
Upper Income = $50000 or more/year
Medium Income = $35001 – $50000
Low income = $35000 or less/year
PERSONALIZED PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!
Contact Me.


Income-Based Sliding Scale Options




* The THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE will come forth from the research into a wide variety of topics I’ve done while writing. It will include notes from the project, drawings (scribbles more like), pix, sigils, and an Fivefold Goddess Empowerment Femifesto. This will be a veritable treasure box of feminist spirituality propaganda, and will be limited in “print run.” The copies made for this perk will be PERSONALIZED with some little tidbits written into the margins just for YOU!

Introduction to the Fivefold Goddess, LIVE WORKSHOP, in QUINCY, CA

February 26, 2015 in Latest News!, The Fivefold Goddess, Upcoming Events by Lasara Firefox Allen

rough-fruited_cinquefoil_11Introduction to the Fivefold Goddess Archetypal System

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 PM
$25 – $45, income-based sliding scale
Quincy Collective
91 Church St, Quincy, California 95971

All genders welcome!

The fivefold Goddess is a revolutionary new archetypal system that encourages a new, more flexible, more versatile relationship with the female divine.

Moving from the biologically defined, hetero-normative, gender-binary based maiden/mother/crone system, we ask questions and find answers that move us into a a more comprehensively empowered, flexible, powerful, and self-defined system of divine expression and representation.

In this two-hour, interactive, web-based workshop, you will:

  • come to understand how the fivefold model liberates your concepts of the divine feminine
  • see yourself in the fivefold faces and countenances, and see then in you
  • gain a primary understanding of your woman-ness and womanbody as a sovereign state of being, and a sovereign place of being
  • come to understand the difference between externally verifiable and internally experienced transitions and turning points – and gain understanding of the importance of this shift of power
  • understand why and how a system come, and must, move from a rigidly biologically oriented, exclusionary format to a self-defining, internally experienced, inclusionary, creative, flexible format

Register now, and begin your journey into a new level of self definition and spiritual expression.

Interested in a seven-week, online course? The Fivefold Goddess: An Initiation into a New Vision of the Divine Feminine

Please pay according to your ability. Use these guidelines to decide which category you fit in:
Upper Income = $50000 or more/year
Middle Income = $35001 – $50000
Lower income = $35000 or less/year


Income-Based Sliding Scale



Your facilitator:

10629421_10152998060169523_9198177039107667459_oLasara Firefox Allen is an author, coach, educator, and activist. She is a second generation ordained Pagan clergy member, and a family-traditions Witch, raising her children in the Pagan community. Lasara’s book Sexy Witch is distributed internationally, and is available in four languages. Lasara regularly offers online courses, in-person workshops, and retreats on a range of topics; relationships, sexuality, parenting/family dynamics, media literacy & body-image, magick, and spirituality. Married to the love of her life and mother to two amazing kids, Lasara and her family live in the wilds of northern California, and surround themselves with a community of loving souls. Find out more at www.LasaraFirefoxAllen.com.

Fivefold Goddess Web-Based course and initiation cycle – June 2, 2015

February 24, 2015 in Latest News!, The Fivefold Goddess, Upcoming Events by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Fivefold Goddess

A Web-Based Course and Initiation Cycle into a New Divine Feminine

Tuesday, June 2 – July 14, 2015
Web-based, weekly gatherings are 7pm – 8:30pm Pacific
Web-based course – accessible from anywhere you are!
ALL GENDERS WELCOME!
More info on the Fivefold Goddess here!

The Fivefold Goddess offers women a new, more inclusive, more complex and flexible model for women’s experience of our own divine nature. This model speaks to and for women who are looking for an archetypal system that offers a relationship with creative potential that exists beyond our biology, and more easily encompasses and reflects the life experiences and phases of women.

The fivefold model is a creative, fluid model that allows for a cyclical flow that is more natural to womanhood in our era. It is a model not tied to biology, but to active currents in life that surge, shift, and spiral back again in the process of living.

Five green leaf look like a five-pointed starThis seven weeks long, online course will include:

  • A kick-off electronic face-to-face intro gathering – accessible by live computer video and voice interface AND/OR phone on the June 2.
  • Five weekly group discussions and rituals of initiation – one initiation ritual per archetype.
  • The course will end with a closing gathering and ritual of recognition on July 14.

Also included for your support, education, fun, and comfort:

  • ongoing daily group and personal support from Lasara
  • access to an interactive discussion group available 24/7, peopled by your Fivefold Goddess Sisters and Brothers
  • a sister-system for deep process
  • ongoing access to video recordings of our gatherings and rituals for your future use
  • electronic publications on the Fivefold Goddess theme

Registration rate is all inclusive. No hidden fees.

rough-fruited_cinquefoil_11BONUSES:
* A seat in the Fivefold Goddess Intro session on May 26
* A seat in the first-ever Fivefold Goddess Divination session, Sunday June 21 – Solstice – 2PM (web-based)
* A copy of THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE* (see bottom of page for details)
* Entry in a drawing for a full length, hour long, one-on-one coaching session

Payment plan options below. Low Deposit options available. Please pay according to your ability.

Please use these guidelines to decide which category you fit in:
Upper Income = $50000 or more/year
Medium Income = $35001 – $50000
Low income = $35000 or less/year
PERSONALIZED PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!
Contact Me.


Income-Based Sliding Scale Options



* The THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE will come forth from the research into a wide variety of topics I’ve done while writing. It will include notes from the project, drawings (scribbles more like), pix, sigils, and an Fivefold Goddess Empowerment Femifesto. This will be a veritable treasure box of feminist spirituality propaganda, and will be limited in “print run.” The copies made for this perk will be PERSONALIZED with some little tidbits written into the margins just for YOU!

The Fivefold Goddess Web-Based Course and Initiation Cycle – all genders welcome – June 2

February 23, 2015 in Latest News!, The Fivefold Goddess, Upcoming Events by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Fivefold Goddess

A Web-Based Course and Initiation Cycle into a New Divine Feminine

Tuesday, June 2 – July 14, 2015
Web-based, weekly gatherings are 7pm – 8:30pm Pacific
Web-based course – accessible from anywhere you are!
ALL GENDERS WELCOME!
More info on the Fivefold Goddess here!

The Fivefold Goddess offers women a new, more inclusive, more complex and flexible model for women’s experience of our own divine nature. This model speaks to and for women who are looking for an archetypal system that offers a relationship with creative potential that exists beyond our biology, and more easily encompasses and reflects the life experiences and phases of women.

The fivefold model is a creative, fluid model that allows for a cyclical flow that is more natural to womanhood in our era. It is a model not tied to biology, but to active currents in life that surge, shift, and spiral back again in the process of living.

Five green leaf look like a five-pointed starThis seven weeks long, online course will include:

  • A kick-off electronic face-to-face intro gathering – accessible by live computer video and voice interface AND/OR phone on the June 2.
  • Five weekly group discussions and rituals of initiation – one initiation ritual per archetype.
  • The course will end with a closing gathering and ritual of recognition on July 14.

Also included for your support, education, fun, and comfort:

  • ongoing daily group and personal support from Lasara
  • access to an interactive discussion group available 24/7, peopled by your Fivefold Goddess Sisters and Brothers
  • a sister-system for deep process
  • ongoing access to video recordings of our gatherings and rituals for your future use
  • electronic publications on the Fivefold Goddess theme

Registration rate is all inclusive. No hidden fees.

rough-fruited_cinquefoil_11BONUSES:
* A seat in the Fivefold Goddess Intro session on May 26
* A seat in the first-ever Fivefold Goddess Divination session, Sunday June 21 – Solstice – 2PM (web-based)
* A copy of THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE* (see bottom of page for details)
* Entry in a drawing for a full length, hour long, one-on-one coaching session

Payment plan options below. Low Deposit options available. Please pay according to your ability.

Please use these guidelines to decide which category you fit in:
Upper Income = $50000 or more/year
Medium Income = $35001 – $50000
Low income = $35000 or less/year
PERSONALIZED PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!
Contact Me.


Income-Based Sliding Scale Options



* The THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE will come forth from the research into a wide variety of topics I’ve done while writing. It will include notes from the project, drawings (scribbles more like), pix, sigils, and an Fivefold Goddess Empowerment Femifesto. This will be a veritable treasure box of feminist spirituality propaganda, and will be limited in “print run.” The copies made for this perk will be PERSONALIZED with some little tidbits written into the margins just for YOU!

REGISTER NOW for the Fivefold Goddess Web-Based Course and Initiation Cycle! June 2 – July 14, 2015

February 9, 2015 in Latest News!, The Fivefold Goddess, Upcoming Events by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Fivefold Goddess

A Web-Based Course and Initiation Cycle into a New Divine Feminine

Tuesday, June 2 – July 14, 2015
Web-based, weekly gatherings are 7pm – 8:30pm Pacific
Web-based course – accessible from anywhere you are!
ALL GENDERS WELCOME!
More info on the Fivefold Goddess here!

The Fivefold Goddess offers women a new, more inclusive, more complex and flexible model for women’s experience of our own divine nature. This model speaks to and for women who are looking for an archetypal system that offers a relationship with creative potential that exists beyond our biology, and more easily encompasses and reflects the life experiences and phases of women.

The fivefold model is a creative, fluid model that allows for a cyclical flow that is more natural to womanhood in our era. It is a model not tied to biology, but to active currents in life that surge, shift, and spiral back again in the process of living.

Five green leaf look like a five-pointed starThis seven weeks long, online course will include:

  • A kick-off electronic face-to-face intro gathering – accessible by live computer video and voice interface AND/OR phone on the June 2.
  • Five weekly group discussions and rituals of initiation – one initiation ritual per archetype.
  • The course will end with a closing gathering and ritual of recognition on July 14.

Also included for your support, education, fun, and comfort:

  • ongoing daily group and personal support from Lasara
  • access to an interactive discussion group available 24/7, peopled by your Fivefold Goddess Sisters and Brothers
  • a sister-system for deep process
  • ongoing access to video recordings of our gatherings and rituals for your future use
  • electronic publications on the Fivefold Goddess theme

Registration rate is all inclusive. No hidden fees.

rough-fruited_cinquefoil_11BONUSES:
* A seat in the Fivefold Goddess Intro session on May 26
* A seat in the first-ever Fivefold Goddess Divination session, Sunday June 21 – Solstice – 2PM (web-based)
* A copy of THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE* (see bottom of page for details)
* Entry in a drawing for a full length, hour long, one-on-one coaching session

Payment plan options below. Low Deposit options available. Please pay according to your ability.

Please use these guidelines to decide which category you fit in:
Upper Income = $50000 or more/year
Medium Income = $35001 – $50000
Low income = $35000 or less/year
PERSONALIZED PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!
Contact Me.


Income-Based Sliding Scale Options




* The THE FIVEFOLD GODDESS FEMIFESTO COLLECTIBLE ZINE will come forth from the research into a wide variety of topics I’ve done while writing. It will include notes from the project, drawings (scribbles more like), pix, sigils, and an Fivefold Goddess Empowerment Femifesto. This will be a veritable treasure box of feminist spirituality propaganda, and will be limited in “print run.” The copies made for this perk will be PERSONALIZED with some little tidbits written into the margins just for YOU!

Personal Sovereignty is Your Birthright

January 28, 2015 in Articles, Latest News! by Lasara Firefox Allen

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Photographer: Kir Kir Date, 1/19/15

For a while now I have been deeply thinking and feeling into what is at the core of my personal mission.

My amazing friend Shannon’s unexpected and heartbreaking death on the 20th on January amplified my need for more of a sense of personal clarity. A bit of a push to make sure I am living in accordance with my values and my (activist to the core) goals.

I have journied deep, and found the hidden stone.

The core of my mission is to support, defend, explore, work for, and fight for the right to, and actuality of, personal sovereignty.

Everyone deserves the right to decide how to treat their bodies, how to think and what to believe, the right to make choices consistent with their values, the right to choose their preferred work (from mothering to whoring to managing to teaching to priest/essing/etc). Everyone deserves sovereignty through sexual and reproductive choice and justice (not just the right to choose, but an end to eugenics via forced/coerced sterilization).

When I say everyone, I mean *especially* those who have the lowest level of sovereignty or autonomy; women, especially Women of Color, People of Color, queer people, trans people.

Once everyone has the absolute and irrefutable right to decide of their own volition how to best show up for themselves, and as themselves; once everyone has access to the same levels of education, employment, and services as others do, and everyone has bodily and psychological autonomy (though not as measured by a xenophobic, ethnocentric measuring stick) we will have overcome racism, and the patriarchy will no longer hold sway.

This is the genesis and expression of my feminism. It is the growth of my anti-racism. Personal sovereignty is the center of my thrust. It is my passionate fire.

Looking back at years of my offerings, I can see that personal sovereignty as been my true north. With strong themes of self-referential sexuality, deprogramming from cultural influence, and self-ownership, personal sovereignty was the core value and message of Sexy Witch. It is also the core of the two books I am working on now. It is the central purpose of teaching feminism courses  to high school students at our local charter school.

Personal Sovereignty is the gift of 21 Days to BODYLOVE. The Red Queen Work. My consent events and classes.

Personal sovereignty is the highest and deepest gift I offer as a coach and mentor. Finding freedom and liberation from old patterns, old stories, internal and external limitations. Owning our bodies. Owning our desires. And claiming the right to all of this from a strong and flexible center.

The Fivefold Goddess is centrally, deeply, strongly about sovereignty and the Divine Feminine, and our divine sovereignty as women.

Creating sex positive, body positive women’s spaces is an experience lab for developing sovereignty. Sexual sovereignty means bodily sovereignty.

Supporting sex work, death with dignity, and access to choice-based child birth options all stem from the root cause of personal sovereignty.

And then there is another level of sovereignty; every man and every woman is a star. (And all of those who live and identify outside the gender binary are stars too!) How will relationships shift when we truly allow for, encourage, support, and actively create space for growth toward personal sovereignty in a relational context? What if each person were encouraged to show up in their full sovereignty within the context of relating?

Take a leveling up of the concept of sovereignty, we can see how love relationships, parent-child relationships, teacher-student relationships, and even management-employee relationships would shift. We see how empowerment would lead to empowerment. How relationships would shift toward the collaborative and co-creative.

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Photographer: Jeff Weston. Date, 10/12/14

This is where child-lead education if given full context.

It is also where the growth of conscious open relationships takes root.

Consent is an inherent value in a social framework committed to personal sovereignty.

Taking it another step out, I call in the relationship of humans to the planet we are so dependent upon. I look to the indigenous movements that are calling for laws that recognize the sovereignty of this living Earth. When we enter into a sovereign relationship with a sovereign Earth, we come to deep ecology, Organic Magick, a personal and rooted relationship with the seasons, and the Earth Itself.

Existentialism, anarchism, feminism, Thelema, Paganism, Witchcraft, activism, the Bodhisattva vow; these are the foundational elements of my Work in the World. The nexus of the ways in which I eventually long to leave the planet, and humanity, better off than when I came forth into it.

Sovereignty is your birthright. We are all sovereign beings. My work is to help us realize and remember that fact.

And, secure in our remembering, we will each remind others that it is their birthright too.

In this, the healing of the world.
Dedicated to Shannon Williams, in memoriam.