The Courage to Be Seen

When I was new to Paganism, shockingly (well, it’s shocking to me) just over 20 years ago, it was the norm to be quite secretive about it. Rumours were rife at that time about people who’d been accused of ‘satanic rituals’ by social services, to devastating effect, and most books on the subject advised you…

Why do women matter in conservation?

When I told my MVetSci supervisor that for my Masters degree dissertation I wanted to look at the importance of consciously factoring women into conservation planning, they initially looked at me askance. ‘Isn’t that… sociology?’ But no, I told them, factoring women into planning doesn’t just impact on the women involved, it actually affects conservation…

Protesting is Priestessing – This is what democracy looks like…

Show me what democracy looks like? This is what democracy looks like… Is protesting part of priestessing? This week we’ve been out on the streets to defend democracy as an unelected elite with no majority tries to shut down the British parliament to prevent their efforts to stop the UK crashing out of the EU…

Earth Activist Training – Food for the Soul

The circle is open, but unbroken… I’ve just returned from a two week intensive Earth Activist Training course on an ecovillage in Germany, and it was indeed intensive… The course incorporated a full 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate but had an added focus on social permaculture, spirituality and activism in defence of this beautiful planet….

Enriching Activism with the Sacred Feminine

This weekend I ran my first Earth Spirals workshop – Enriching Activism with the Sacred Feminine. And it was beautiful. I wanted to bring a group of women together to forge connections in sisterhood, to empower and support each other. I also wanted it to be very accessible to people who perhaps have little or…

Why an Earth Priestess?

Stories are important. The stories we tell ourselves about human nature and the earth we live on shape our reality, and the way that we interact with everything around us. The old story of human separation from nature, the idea of the earth as a dead, mechanistic set of resources to be plundered and used…