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  • Come Clean: To My Brothers, Who Are White Males,...
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    By Todd Jenkins To my brothers, who are white males...like me.There has been a lot of talk in the media about us lately. Talk about our privilege, power, abuse of that power, and the ways in which we take...or grab.And...
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  • Why I Marched: A Perspective on Protest and Politics
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    By Barbara Klein  Godammit. I'm marching.I marched because we need to raise our voices and stomp on our oppressors.I marched because activism is not only an event, it’s a lifestyle.It’s the preservation of a lifestyle that every American is...
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  • 30 Questions to Bring You Closer to Your Wild...
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    By Jeanette Leblanc You have a story. A burning story.It lives in your fingertips. In your kiss. In the spaces where no words will ever be quite enough. It shivers just beneath your skin. It travels electric from the earth...
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  • A Wild Heart Tribute to Dana O'Dell
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    We at Wild heart Writers are struck with a great loss of one of our participants, friends, writers and all around compassionate and beautiful woman, Dana O'Dell. Many of us had the pleasure of writing with and sharing our...
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  • How to Recover From an Election: What a President...
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    An Editorial: Courtney Quinlan I’ve been feeling the heaviness too. It’s unavoidable.Most of us here in the US are stuck with a president who we feel is highly unqualified in so many ways. Here we are, in this reality. Some of us...
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  • A Love Letter To The Standing Rock Water Protectors
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    By Kimberly Hunter My healers... Regarding the water protectors, this deep grief we are feeling is what is needed. If you are in tears over what's happening to our oyate in Standing Rock... I implore you to keep feeling it, allow the tears...
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  • A Wild And Fierce Manifesto For Those Who Are...
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    By Erica Wheadon This is the day when I back myself when I give back to myself when I bestow the compassion that I have been seeking from others on my own wanting flesh and aching bones.Today I take down my high fences and replace...
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  • My Dear, It's a Playground: The Many Lives You...
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    By Aimee Hansen Love,Do you remember it was the smallest thing, a cruelty between children, and the floor dropped out that day? You saw the stars in your niece’s seven year old eyes? And the salt in her tears?How it reminded...
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  • In Honor of Silence, A Message Sent by The...
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    By Barbara Sinclair Silence is something I fell in love with a few years ago. Deeply in love with.  Life-saving in love with. There was a time in the not-so-distant past when I put music on the shelf and traded it in for Silence. My noise-cancelling headphones became my dearest...
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  • From Body Shaming To Acceptance (And the Many Sizes...
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    By Courtney Quinlan I weighed myself the other day, which is something I hadn’t done in months. I could tell I had lost some weight- not from exercising, possibly from eating less, but mainly because of stress. Stress about my...
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  • Celebrating Women and Their Bodies: Dismissing Stereotypes and Shaming
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    In light of recent events in this country attempting to diminish women, especially their bodies, we at The Wild Heart Writers, would like to combat these stereotypes with stories from real women who have learned to love, accept, and...
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  • To Take a Pill: Emerging From The Cave of...
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    By Amber Shumake This story is a PSA about mental illness. It's Mental Health Awareness Week. Perhaps due in part to the fact that many of my Facebook friends are yogis, I see so many posts condemning medication. And I don't feel...
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  • The Mystery of What Will Come (For Those Who...
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    By Jessamyn  Turgesen in that barren space of broken hope where tears come like unbridled waves of heat and the ache that feels bigger than your body won’t leave when you’re playing the film of "what could have been" on replay in your...
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    Woman As A Universe, At My Fingertips (Bisexual Poetry)
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    by Star McGill-Goudey  She arches her back.Her thighs,her mouth,her heart,her mind,open wide.In this moment,in the orgasmthat tears the veilbetween pleasure and pain,life and death,happiness and agony.Her body trembles with the power of it,and I drink her in.Stealing the drops of...
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  • I'm Sorry: An Overdue Love Letter to My Deepest...
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    By Cheyenne Ferlazzo Dear Self,I just want to say I am so sorry for being hard on you all of these years. I realize I never let you be yourself. I never tell you how beautiful and perfect you are.And...
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  • Seeking Soul - The Great Adventure Of Remembering
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    By Tulasi Adeva  Are you looking for something?Something you can’t remember losing, something you hardly even remember, but undeniably you know it’s missing?Do you find yourself searching, dressing the part to step out into the noise without anyone knowing...
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  • Badass: With A Side Of Sacred Wisdom Just For...
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    By Jeanette LeBlanc Dear you.I know you.I know you wear your heart on your sleeve.  I know that heart is pieced together from soft driftwood and tattered suitcases and old skeleton keys and the shards of pottery you’ve tucked in...
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  • Gentle Reminders for When Things Break (Because they Do)
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    By Jacquelyn Taylor  You want answers, I know you do.We all do.Life can be so damn hard, day after relentless day.You want to have it all laid bare before you, so it feels safe.So it makes sense.You want every crossroads...
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  • Come Out of Hiding: Write Yourself Free, Find your...
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    By Rebecca RusinkoLast week, I posted – very much accidentally – a live video on my Facebook profile. It was meant for the Wild Heart community, as a response to a particular challenge, and when my entire news feed...
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  • Creative Tsunamis
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     By Shannon CrossmanTime does not work the wayyou think it does,numbered soldiers marching placidlyround the face of yourgrumpy old clock generals.You assume forward moving lines,an ordered, organizing force with arational chain of commandagainst which you mustmarshal all your resourcesto fight....
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  • Truth: The Beauty of Boundaries, Freedom From Inspiration and...
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    By Isabel Abott telling our truth can be liberating, no longer hiding behind shame and knowing the freedom of refusing to participate in the required silencing. it feels really good, to speak what we want and choose, to own our stories. it can...
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  • Difficult Desire: Stories of Love Lost and Found
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    By Courtney Quinlan I desire love.Capital L O V E.True, down to the bone, down to the wire, fall on a sword love. The kind of love that consumes, like a fire eating oxygen, the kind that wraps you...
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  • Buffalo Robe: A Sacred Ritual
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    By Kimberly Hunter Sacred. I know what the word means to me. I live it every moment of every day. Sacred is weaved into every single thing I do.And. It means different things to different people.The following piece carries fragments of what happened...
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  • There is One Thing: Truth in Paradox
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    By Thomas Lloyd QuallsThere is truth in paradox.Both this thing and that one are true. Even though they contradict one another. Even though they appear mutually exclusive. Even though you’ve never seen them in the same room together.But not...
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  • The Eternal Beauty of Your Being
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    By Dolly MahtaniA Deeper Look Within Look at you.Wow.Just look at you.You’ve made sadness an artist and gave your face away as a canvas and he has done a masterpiece with it.The thing is you.. you’ve forgotten who you are...
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  • We Are Still Here: Indigenous People of This Land
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    By Kimberly Hunter It's loud and it's here.Sacred Rage is running through my veins.Listen up. Much like the Truth, You cannot bury us. You cannot wish us away. You cannot pretend we are not here. We are the bloodstain on the hands of this country...
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  • When Love Aches, But There's No Need To Blame,...
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    By Rachael Maddox   tender is sometimestelling less letting the steamy windows ofmisunderstandinggradually clear back up  no explaining no requiring no demanding  simply resting in the truththat everything eventually changes and often,the easiest way to let itis to open the windowsand wait// when love aches, but there's...
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  • Finding the Light (A Journey of Emotion)
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    by Dawn Elizabeth (A Journey of Emotion) I have trouble writing in imagery & metaphor. I wield them like a clunky hammer. The attempts sounding forced – to my ears at least. My medium is emotion. I wield sorrow like a razor to the soul. And I can make you...
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  • The Journey Home
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    Your life belongs to you now. Your life and your story and your body and your precious wild heart. Every last bit of what makes you the miracle that you are. Regardless of what the rest of the world...
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