The one-year mark

One year ago, on the first of July, 2015, I tried to deal with my raced heart as I pressed the button. I was making A Thousand Epiphanies go public. Continue reading “The one-year mark”

Letter to my heart

Wild and restless heart, can you hear the song of the world? Does it tell you all you need to know? Or does it only fill you with more wildness and restlessness?

Oh, I know, it’s so hard to keep quiet. Even when you have all the answers, the furious beat, the thrill of anticipation, the insatiable curiosity, the wonder of life – they all drive you to wish, to hope, to wonder. Continue reading “Letter to my heart”

Give your blood to the cause

I remember breathing hard, trying to control my terrified heart while a sort of unbreakable resolution took over my troubled self. My mind was clear enough, but my hands shook, my legs felt like jelly. I was using the little strength I had at the tender age of nine to force my small body against the kitchen counter, using my butt to prevent anyone from getting near the drawer full of knives. It wasn’t anyone that I feared would try to gain access to it, though. It was my sister. Continue reading “Give your blood to the cause”

You can do whatever you want

You can. There’s no question about it. The only one who can stop you is, well, you. I know – everyone says that. But there’s something particularly true in what is timelessly repeated.

It’s very easy to find excuses. I don’t want to hurt him. She will be mad at me. I will disappoint them. I will be judged for it. They won’t understand. I don’t know how. What if I fail?

They’re all excuses. Stop this, right now. You can. And you should. Continue reading “You can do whatever you want”

10 feminist songs that you should know about

Maybe you already know them. Maybe you don’t (you probably have already heard at least a few). Either way, I decided to come up with a list compiling what I believe to be 10 of the best songs celebrating female strength and character. Continue reading “10 feminist songs that you should know about”