My spirituality would probably be classified by many as “woo-woo,” so it’s not like we didn’t know that trying times were ahead. It’s not like we weren’t somewhat prepared for major shifts. In 2004 we were warned that, when choosing our new surname, we needed to be careful because having a name that could be remotely considered “of color” could cause problems for us down the road, in addition to being lesbians. Our guides made it sound like some kind of mass racism was on the horizon. And here we are.

My painting from 2017, “Hope.”

Writer, painter, cat fancier, troublemaker, democratic socialist, & antifascist.

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