Reblog: Do We Act Justly? Disability, Mental Illness and Vulnerability

“Disabled people are routinely treated as a ‘vulnerable’ group, rather than as a marginalized one. But what if we were included under a social justice banner instead?”

Read the read of the post.

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Naomi Jacobs (AKA Léithin Cluan) tackles a critical topic with the type of openness and clarity that, for me, have come to represent her writing style.  This is a must-read, and a must-think.

Don’t Be A Dick

Seriously, don’t be a dick.

Dawn of the Two Feathers

This is the official unofficial Kemetic motto. We should embroider it on doilies and carve it in stone. If nothing else, write it on a note with a marker and stick it on the edge of your computer monitor. Go ahead and draw a dick on it to go along with the message. You know you want to.

“Don’t be a dick” is a modern interpretation of the idea of living in ma’at. There are many interpretations of what exactly ma’at entails, but I see it as the balance that holds the world, as we know it, together. It keeps us alive and healthy. It keeps our communities strong. It makes for a well-tuned ecosystem, among other things. We rarely achieve perfect balance, because the world isn’t perfect, but as long as we live, we can keep working on improvement.

One of the central images of Kemeticism is the image…

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Can You Help a Family in Desperate Need?

Dear Readers – this is NOT a scam. I’ve known Kelly since I joined eCauldron in late 2010 and she and her family desperately need help. Thanks!

Liminal Lotus

Dear Reader,

A friend of mine, Kelly, and her family are in desperate need.  They have lost their home, thanks to some bureaucratic crap. They’re currently living out of their small pickup truck. Literally.  Three people and a dog.

Imagine your family living in your car!

We’ve set up a fundraiser for Kelly’s family, to try to help get them through this unbelievably difficult time. All donations (except for the small processing fees charged by the host website and the payment processing company) go directly into an account that only Kelly can access.  Alternatively, donations can be made directly through Paypal (which the fundraising site does not accept), by sending funds to williambarnes26@gmail.com.  (That’s Kelly’s SO.)

They have tapped out all the public resources in their area (central Washington state) are now relying on private food banks and dumpster diving for recyclables.

The goal of $3,000 is enough to…

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