Occupy Wallstreet Demands?

Currently, there are thousands of people amassed downtown in New York, as part of the Occupy Wallstreet movement/protest.  All over the country, supporting marches/protests/movements have erupted- from Boston to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Indiana, Maine to Florida.  It has moved international with events happening in London, Prague, Cork, and even in Slovenia. Hundreds of people have been arrested, if not thousands at this point. I am moved by the visibility to issues of bank reform, financial desperation of the people, and anti-big-government bailouts/tax breaks being brought to the attention of the world. However, I am concerned.  I am concerned…

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Specific Thanks…

In the past week and a half, I have been profoundly thankful. Tears have been shed, realities have been turned upside down, and its led to more than a few ahas. Some of them, I pray, will stick. I have sent out a LOT of thank you notes. I am still working on them, but there are a few folks who I have been unable, through a LOT of facebook, email and twitter searches to find. I tried google… some of you are slippery! So- Elisabeth: Thank you for the vitamin A… I am taking it daily 🙂 Eliza: thank…

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Transcending Boundaries Keynote – VIDEO

On Saturday, November 20th, it was my absolute delight to get to deliver the keynote speech for the Transcending Boundaries Conference, in Worcester, MA.  This amazing conference was a three-day event with both academic and profoundly personal conversations ranging in topics from Asexuality to Bisexuality, Kinky to Polyamorous, Transgender to Intersex to Genderqueer… and all the spaces in-between and beyond.  Their topic this year was “Intersections”, and thus, when I was invited to give the Keynote Speech, I had the delightful and somewhat terrifying opportunity to find a message that might meet them all… and thus I started with Organic…

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September Podcast – Gratitude, Freedom and Tribe

This month, join me as I share my continuing journey and reflections on gratitude, freedom, and tribe.  From those in need to my own challenges with vulnerability, from Ireland to Arizona, from art to adventure! http://www.eroticawakening.com/ea141-gratitude-freedom-and-tribe/ Links: Phoenix Goddess Temple, Tracy Elise – http://www.facebook.com/notes/kamala-devi/calling-all-temple-family-and-friends/10150316604812287 Rob Athey – http://www.indiegogo.com/Pleading-in-the-Blood-The-Art-of-Ron-Athey Scarlet Alliance, Australia: http://www.scarletalliance.org.au/ Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP): http://www.swopusa.org/ American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – http://aclu.org National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) – https://www.ncsfreedom.org/ Leather Heart Foundation – http://leatherheart.org/ Chicago Hellfire Club – http://hellfire13.org/ Twisted Leprechaun – http://twistedlepfest.com/ Lee’s Painting and Photography Prints – http://passionandsoul.deviantart.com/ Want to Ask Lee? Click here…

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Dear Lee: See and be SEEN

Today a shaman wrote me, their own struggles painfully reflected in mine.  The difference was that my tribe had stepped up to feed me, and theirs had not. My fingers spoke back. I hear your feeling of isolation, disconnect and uncertainty around support.  For a long time, I felt very similar… though the feeling of separation will likely exist for all of life because as spirit workers we walk between.  We sit at the edge of the tribe, out in the wilderness, and walk the way in and out of the worlds. However, what I have found is that there…

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Blown Away By Generosity

24 hours ago I posted a call for assistance.  Hoping to get rent covered, maybe the bills, fingers crossed. I have been blown away by the generosity and outpouring of love Aiden and I have received. Between paypal, checks we know are on the way, and other items, our immediate financial concerns are all set.  It’s been… inspiring.  I have broken down crying at points, curled up and gaped at my sister a few times, forwarded amazing emails onto Aiden (and had him do the same). At the International Parliament for World Religions last year, I listed myself as a…

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Assistance Needed – A Call For Help

UPDATE: THANK YOU ALL! BASIC FINANCIAL NEEDS MET. PLEASE SEE HERE FOR DETAILS. LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!!   Friends, Family, Students, Tribe, Fellow Adventurers of Sexuality, Spirit and Life… As many of you may have heard by now, I have had severe health concerns since mid-July.  These are connected to my long term health issues, but I am in the midst of a flare up.  Between July and December, I have had to cancel 13 gigs related to my health.  Folks have asked for some time how they can help.  This post is the answer. My capacity to pay my…

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August Podcast- Going Offroad: Jute, Authenticity, Challenges and Love

On this month’s podcast, I go offroad by setting out without a pre-set map.  We begin at Rope Camp, and find ourselves wandering through trying out new rope, awareness, love, connection, tribal affiliations, the meaning of “I have to” and a little bit of porn thrown in… http://www.eroticawakening.com/ea134-going-off-road-jute-authenticity-challenges-and-love/ Ball in the image provided by Passional Boutique.  Boy in the ball is Aiden Fyre.   If so moved…    

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The Art of Programming Exposed

So, I’m having this adventure… called Programming. I used to produce an event called BodyBound in the NW, a 3-day bondage conference for 50-80 people to dive into doing rope, rope and more rope… and a bit of non-rope bondage too for variety.  I did the whole thing myself.  Sent out notices, invited presenters, paid for them out of my own pocket if the event did not go well, arranged hotels, etc.  It was crazy.  I had half-comp folks work volunteer shifts, and I even had my mother cater.  Yes, my biological mother, who was fantastic at the job. Running…

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Shiva and a ceramic cat

I have spent large chunks of the past few days sitting in front of 2 statues of Shiva, and a ceramic cat holding a basket standing on a bed of roses. I find this oddly fitting, and strangely surreal. One of the beautiful things about my life is the sheer number of friends, associates, connections and comrades in arms I have around the globe.  Need a writing retreat space?  What state?  And pow, there it is. I am grateful for my friends.  Places to get the work of the world done, hole up with Mollena to work on our upcoming…

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