family

Finding Our Forever Family

“You can’t always get what you want. but if you try sometimes, well you just might find, you get what you need.” –The Rolling Stones Adoption was not our initial Plan-A. We were a part of the 1 in 8 couples in the US every year who “try to conceive but have no success, typically … [Read more…]

Well, I Declare with Rachal Hatton

Rachal Hatton ii

“Joy comes when we know what its friend melancholy offers, and it’s important that we experience both to ascribe meaning to each.  Fun lets us marry the two and step outside the heaviness and obligation of it a while.”  – Rachal Hatton (The Ambassadress of Fun) The people who most positively impact our community and … [Read more…]

Appendix A and Sex Education: A Lost Opportunity in Charleston

photo by Joe Goldberg via Creative Commons

Here in Charleston, SC, we like to think of ourselves as a progressive stronghold in an otherwise conservative state — and with good reason. After all, our county did vote for Hillary Clinton in the recent presidential election, Bill Murray has made us his second home, and, thanks to Spoleto, our art scene is renowned … [Read more…]

A Week’s Worth of Women in the News

Saudi women driving ii

In this week’s news roundup we explore recent political and electoral achievements of women, alongside new research, criticisms of the women’s rights movement, analysis of global gender disparities, and threats both looming and emerging to women’s equality and justice.   “What are you supposed to do when you’ve finally mustered the courage to speak up, … [Read more…]

The Red Queen’s Gambit

alice lith ii

2016 was a hell of a year, right? We’re well into the Aeon of Horus now. This (for about a hundred years now according to Crowley, but now more than ever) is the Aeon of the Crowned and Conquering Child, in both its revolutionary and reactionary aspects. A whole generation of artists and revolutionaries is dying, what … [Read more…]