The Home that Love Made

Story for All Ages: Once upon a time, there were two great cities, and between them, a road.  The road was long and the terrain was rough.  Even with the finest horses it was impossible to get from the first city to the second in one day. Nevertheless, traffic along the road was brisk, for…

The Task Before Us

I imagine there are a lot of different feelings in this room.  I know, because some of you have shared it with me, that there is grief and shock and fear.  I know there is determination, but that some people aren’t ready to move on to action yet.  I know that there is anger- and…

Trampling the Patriarchy

Each and every person in this room has had their personhood constrained, in some way, by patriarchy.  Those of you who are cis-gender, heterosexual men, at the top of the privilege pyramid, even you are victims of patriarchy.  You were forced into the patriarchal model of masculinity, and I would venture a guess that it…