One of the fundamentals of my life is creativity. It helps me to find my place, to grasp my experience in ways I can understand, to mediate between my inner life and the outer world.
I engage in many creative forms: visual art, multimedia, poetry, song, essays, yarn crafts, ritual, blending herbs and oils, and storytelling.
Each of these has its own magic, its particular effect upon me, as I affect the world through a specific medium. For me, though, one of the most profound is storytelling.
Stories as magic
Storytelling has been transformational in my life. From an early age, stories have been a portal for me: into other realities, other ways of being, other selves. Stories have healed, inspired, challenged, and remade me.
Every story I tell in the traditional way, 'eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart', holds the potential to open such a magical portal, not only for myself but also for others. Using my voice, my body, and my energy to conjure the world of the story, I seek to create a shared moment of connection with self, community, place, and ancestors: to deepen roots, to nourish, to grow.
Storytelling and social change
Story is not only magical in its portal-creating properties; it also carries the magic of creating open space for difference, complexity, and paradox. This capacity is vital if we are to create social change in the direction of both inclusion and justice at the same time.
I explore this aspect of storytelling in a variety of programmes and projects, focused on areas such as white supremacy and colonialism, gender justice, and environmental interconnection; some of these are open to the public, while others involve specific organisations or community groups.
Patronage and patronage levels
This website and blog is the place where I share my creativity with the world, in all the ways that manifests.
For patrons, though, there are additional posts focused on storytelling. These might contain audio or video recordings of me telling stories, or musing on the process and results of storytelling programmes and projects. I'll also share opportunities to connect with me in real time, online and in person.
The different levels of patronage do not come with other rewards, although occasionally I may surprise you!
Patronage levels range from $1 to $20 USD per month, so that you can support me at a level that is appropriate for you, given your financial situation. Select the option that suits you best below.
If you want some assistance in choosing your level, look at my information on how my sliding scale works.
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Let the stories commence.
in love and solidarity