This afternoon, a clip of Rep. Gerry Connolly made the rounds on political junkie Twitter. He reprimands the increasingly infamous Rep. Jim Jordan for, of course, gaslighting. “All the gaslighting that we just heard, does not change facts,” Rep. Connolly said. “I didn’t vote to overturn an election — and I will not be lectured by people who did about partisanship.”

I watched it twice. I even smiled. But my snickering was quickly replaced by the grief and dread that has taken most of my emotional bandwidth over the last few years: We don’t have time for this.

We don’t…


Photo by Gage Skidmore

If you’re anything like me, you might be looking at the crowded Democratic field with one burning question: who is the candidate capable of tackling climate change?

There are plenty of centrists and progressives across the spectrum of Democratic politics who say the right things. But phrases like “We must act now!” and “We can invest in green technologies!” aren’t enough. Climate change is happening, and it’s hurting.

I’m looking for a candidate who will, despite any political backlash or opposition from the Right, take leadership on proactive policies to limit the impact of irreversible climate change. …


How the Sumerian Goddess Taught Me Shadow Work Through Chakras

Her name literally means “Queen of the Great Earth.” Maybe you’ve come across her before as Allat or Irkalla, the latter of which is the literal name for the Underworld.

Source: Wikimedia Commons / Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Ereshkigal is the dark sister of much more popular goddess Inanna. While Inanna is associated with the planet Venus and rules over love, sex, beauty, art, and joy, Ereshkigal rules the dead in the underworld and all that lies in shadow. She is passionately in love and married to Nergal, the god of war, plague, and pestilence. …


I have always liked the feeling of being cradled by mountains. This is something I have told you, when I was frightened in a ceaselessly flat desert, but this is something you have forgotten.

It is summer. I find that I also like the feeling of night that isn’t night, when below is illuminated by a persevering sun and the family that isn’t my family has retired to curtained rooms. Midnight looks like noon. I like this because I don’t sleep, I won’t sleep, I leave you in our bed.

I push through the mosquitoes on the trail. …

Bree Fabig

Zillennial preoccupied with the climate, media literacy, eco-spirituality, and finding the perfect almond croissant. Seattle.

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