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Biblical Poetry by Janet MaiKa’i Rudolph

This blogpost is about biblical compositions and uncovering the wizard and spirit behind its messages. Why, you might ask, is this a project that belongs on a blog dedicated to feminism? I believe it does because it helps us to strip apart the many coatings of patriarchy with its attempts to hide and/ or alteration […]

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God’s Womb by Joyce Zonana

The first time I came across the phrase, I speculated I must be making a mistake. “Que Dieu l’enveloppe dans sa matrice, ” the move speak in French, “May God’s womb enfold her, ” or possibly,” May God enfold her in His womb .” His womb? I’d just started translating Ce pays qui te ressemble[ […]

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Mother Goddess and Mothers Hold the Key

I am of my mother- from the swirl adepts of the cosmos through the long moving, contacting and expanding- birthed of her body, nourished by her love. ” Star Stuff” by Judith Shaw ” My Black Madonna” by Judith Shaw I am mother. You came to see me through blood and bones to be suckled […]

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Dancing for Forgiveness and Reconciliation – Part Two By Laura Shannon

In Part One of this article, I described dancing Jewish, Romani, and Armenian dances for forgiveness and reconciliation with groups in Germany and all over the world. I also offered danced rituals of remembrance at former concentration camps and other places scarred by the atrocities of war. I went to camps including Dachau and Auschwitz, to […]

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Glimpsing La Vièio ié Danso – “The Untouchable Wild Goddess” – in Jóusè d’Arbaud’s Beast of Vacarés by Joyce Zonana

Early in Jouse d’Arbaud’s 1926 Provencal novella, The Beast of Vacares, the narrator, a 15 th century gardian or bull herder, describes how in summer la Vieio ie danso–the Old Dancer — “can be glimpsed on the dazzle salt flats” that surrounding the Vacares lagoon in the Camargue part of Southern France. In a tone, […]