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Billie Rain

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billie is a disabled writer, activist and filmmaker. years of chronic illness and a rare tumor condition have given hir an amazing sense of groundedness, connection and self-advocacy that fuel hir passion to bring truth, in all it’s pain and glory, to audiences everywhere.

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To the Ultimate (Poetry)
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Description: an adaptation of the Lord's Prayer
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The Renunciations by Donika Kelly
"Trauma is a hard thing to write about. In stunning poems such as these it requires not only excavation but thinking about how to present what is excavated, artfully. Kelly does that incredibly well here in a book of poems about childhood sexual abuse" Read more of this review »
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“Reclaiming the sacred... is not simply a new linguistic or symbolic strategy for feminism. It goes to the heart of feminist struggles for social justice and can provide a critical foundation for social transformation. At one level, feminism becomes a means for the decolonization of the divine. At another level, the provision of spiritual strength to individuals deeply committed to social justice is more necessary than ever in a world racked by immense hatreds that feed on each other in endless cycles of retribution, always in the name of 'justice.' Finally, a spiritualization of social movements can provide a means with which to break from these cycles of retribution which perpetrate multiple and linked forms of oppression so that social movements continually find themselves appropriated by or circumscribed within the very structures they have tried wholeheartedly to resist.”
Leela Fernandes, Transforming Feminist Practice: Non-Violence, Social Justice and the Possibilities of a Spiritualized Feminism

Frantz Fanon
“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”
Frantz Fanon

Rumi
“When the rose is gone and the garden faded
you will no longer hear the nightingale's song.
The Beloved is all; the lover just a veil.
The Beloved is living; the lover a dead thing.
If love withholds its strengthening care,
the lover is left like a bird without care,
the lover is left like a bird without wings.
How will I be awake and aware
if the light of the Beloved is absent?
Love wills that this Word be brought forth.”
Rumi, Teachings of Rumi

Thich Nhat Hanh
“The problem that faces us is the problem of awakening. What we lack is not an ideology or doctrine that will save the world. What we lack is mindfulness of what we are, of what our situation really is. We need to wake up in order to rediscover our human sovereignty. We are riding a horse that is running out of control. The way of salvation is a new culture in which human beings are encouraged to rediscover their deepest nature.”
Thich Nhat Hahn

“Even in faith, it is not easy for me to say to God, I am sorry for wanting my enemies to be destroyed and punished before my eyes. It is dishonest to say that it is easy to forgive our enemies, even to ask forgiveness for longing for revenge. ”
David Kwang-sun Suh

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message 2: by J.

J. Rogue I was just thinking about you today, and how much I enjoy hanging out with you. In Texas, I was so bad about scheduling social time, but whenever I got to spend an afternoon with you I remembered how important friends are. I just want you to know I value you and am so glad you are in the world. I hope you are well and that I make it into Seattle soon.

xoxoxo


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J. Rogue It is always so great to see you. I'm so glad to be living nearby. I'll have transpo on Wednesday and Thursday, wanna go to some feministy thing at Seattle University with me? xoxoxo


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