the ocean as my home

Jul. 3, 2017 by

There’s a way in which the Ocean has been calling me, more deeply than I’ve been called to her before. A way in which she’s showing up for me in dreamtime. Her shoreline, her waves and undulations, her waters. It’s

Shadows + Charcoal +

May. 11, 2017 by

Beloveds, Today, I took my sketchpad into the garden and set the long tree pages against the iron table. I scooted her to the shadow, so I could see. And then, there was the art. The shadow itself, guiding me

Morning Sunrise

Mar. 30, 2017 by

{a morning write} today i let the sunrise on me. there’s a way in which the morning moves slow, more slowly than any other part of the day. i feel her as my kindred, my beloved; as my protected time,

we are each others’ possibility models

Oct. 27, 2016 by

My Dear Loves. Do you ever have those weeks when you need to reassess your entire life? Or you feel like you do. A week when you just reach the point of who the fu*k am I and what the

even when you’re scared shitless

Oct. 19, 2016 by

My Loves, If you’re anything like me, you sometimes have a dip in your energy. You sometimes are filled with self-doubt. You sometimes can’t kick the overwhelm or calm the fatigue. You sometimes don’t know how brilliant and beautiful you

your healed self is enough of a contribution

Aug. 11, 2016 by

My Loves: “Your healed self is enough of a contribution” -Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams {author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation} The quotation above is one of the only gems I actually wrote down from my week of

Healing Internalized Homophobia

Jul. 6, 2016 by

This was my love and I one year ago in the Topa Topa mountains, on our wedding day. I can’t tell you what it took to get here. To get here from meeting eleven years ago. I fell into queer

Surrendering to All of It

Apr. 27, 2016 by

It hasn’t even been a week as I write this. Not a week since Prince returned to the galaxies. Only a few days since Beyonce’s #Lemonade made the skies open. 24 hours since the day I came onto the planet

Finding Magic in Our Lives

Apr. 5, 2016 by

April is my birth month and therefore a sweet reminder of my own magic.  I mean really, how wild is it that we live in a world where new humans are created through the human body, becoming portals for new

A photo of a fire pit. A hand over the fire holds a white shell. Script on top of the image is "Open to the Fire of You / Everything There is Sacred -Sofia Rose Smith

10 Strategies for Joy this Winter <3

Dec. 10, 2015 by

I’ve been feeling the inwardness of coming winter. Some days it feels like inertia. Like it’s that much harder to get to the gym or do yoga. That much easier to stay indoors as the light of the day becomes