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The Wisdom and Resilience of the Cactus

Alesha Sevy-Kelley

Tags Acceptance, Election 2020, Equality, Resilience

The Wisdom and Resilience of the Cactus

The Wisdom and Resilience of the Cactus The date is November 4th, 2020. The people of the United States and the world await the counting of millions of ballots in the most important election of modern times. The race is close. Too close.  For some, the prospect of winning is just that - WINNING! WE WON! OUR GUY WON! YESSSS! For some, the prospect of winning means just a little more safety in a society that is inherently unsafe for many different types of bodies. For some, there is shock that the race is so tight this time around - have we...


Vote for Love

Vote for Love

Hi! Today is a short post, mostly a reminder that for those of us living in the United States to VOTE in our upcoming election. Voter suppression is underway big time with people already waiting all day in long lines to vote. Since I use art to express myself, I would like to share this VOTE image I created to keep spirits high and continue to encourage my fellow citizens to continue the work necessary to pave the way for change.  Voting is the first step - yet, let's not stop there! Regardless of the outcome, I commit my days...


Rise Up. Show Up. Unite!

Rise Up. Show Up. Unite!

Rise up. Show up. Unite. I am a United States citizen, and I created this piece of art for the #riseupshowupunite challenge by the amazing and inspirational artists Jessica Hische and Ade Hogue. Artists have a unique opportunity to inspire others through words and images, so this was a challenge that felt like a perfect fit for a gal who loves art, equality, smashing the  patriarchy and exercising her voting rights…  Rise Up As for my vote? I choose to rise up and vote for a world fit for future generations. Humanity is more important than rising stocks. Preserving our...


Three Ways  to Practice Being Uncomfortable

Three Ways  to Practice Being Uncomfortable

Practice being uncomfortable? Why practice that?? This face? ☝🏽 That's a face experiencing and expressing discomfort.... Looks uncomfy, my friend.. It's hard not to see the rising levels of fear and discord in the United States. Learning to be uncomfortable is paramount if our goal is to really understand each other, support each other and fight for the dignity and respect of every person, not just rooting for the group we feel most comfortable with. Our own personal habits and practices feel like the “right way” to do things because they are familiar and soothing to our minds and our bodies, because...


True Belonging, Fitting In, and Finding Yourself in the Wilderness

True Belonging, Fitting In, and Finding Yourself in the Wilderness

"True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness."  - Brené Brown Brené Brown has a great perspective on belonging. True belonging vs. fitting in. True belonging is knowing we are safe to express who we are in our full integrity and maintain authentic connections - or weather the solitude of standing alone. Fitting in very often requires abandoning our own core values in favor of being accepted or protected...