Personal Growth

Hail the Tech Spirits!

Aha! Finally, I have a working desktop computer again! That took weeks longer than I expected it to. It’s been a bit of a rough couple of months for me, tech-wise. My tablet screen shattered. My desktop computer video card died. My phone battery started dying, too. Fun times. But now I have a new phone, my desktop computer is repaired, and I have a plan to replace my tablet, so yay, progress! Even better, I will be going to Ireland soon! So inspired new content is on the way! Love, –Ember–

Rebuilding After Personal Abuse

This is not specific to Paganism. As has been noted before, communities outside the mainstream tend to have more people with a history of abuse, because abuse often drives people away from the mainstream. Pagan communities reflect this reality, so discussions of abuse tend to be particularly relevant to us, even if they don’t specifically address the experience of being a Pagan abuse survivor. I originally worked this out in 2010, talking with friends and going over our respective histories of personal abuse. I made a post to my LiveJournal at the time, with the initial version of this outline. […]