father archetype

How does a grown womban father herself? Many of us have done the work, or at least pondered the work, of what it means to mother ourselves. It is easy enough in that gendered way to imagine our adult female self mothering our child female self. I have never imagined how my adult female self…

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Herstory of Hysteria Herstory of pleasure is ancient, but here is one tale to tell from the late 1800s. “Hysteria” was the first mental disorder associated with women. Symptoms of hysteria included depression, insomnia, lack of sex drive, too much sex drive (f*ck that) and “extreme” emotions. Ancient “Medical” Cures for Hysteria Hysteria was perceived…

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pleasure is our birthright

Pleasure is our birthright, but our society often minimizes the importance and validity of pleasure and sexuality. My friend Levi Gershowitz, of Living in the Light, made this for me for my birthday this year. He told the story of how he made it, which involved a lot of hammering. While he hammered, he focused…

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