“ When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity.
“Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is how long it takes to learn to love yourself, how long it took me, how much love I need now.”
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Dorothy Allison
“ Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering.
“ Sure, movements can be healing. But are they? Many, many broke folks, parents and/or disabled folks who have been forced out of movements would say no. What disability justice and healing justice talks about- and ask- is , are they really? Or are they set up in burnout models that destroy folks’s physical and spiritual health? And I think that a big part of what movements that I’m part of do to *make movements* that aren’t shitty, is to center disabled, working-class and poor, parenting, and femme of color genius. Burnout isn’t just about not having a deep enough analysis. It’s about movements that are deeply ableist and inaccessible.
Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.
“ Never underestimate the huge middle finger you are giving to the world when you make peace with your body.
“ Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.