Category Archives: Sexuality&Gender


Summer speeds by here in eventful Michigan with legislation threatening to take away women’s rights; learn about these bills here. House Speaker Jase Bolger has banned State Representatives Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown from speaking on the floor after each … Continue reading

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Adventures in April 2012

Recently, Dey of the Phoenix has been a quiet blog, due to the abundant fullness of my life.  This month I am the featured artist of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and an article by Dawn Gorman speaks to … Continue reading

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“blood beats history as presence”

During a brown-bag today put on by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Executive Director Leslie Donaldson shared some news. Her past two visits on Tim Barron’s morning radio show included conversation about my line of poetry, “blood beats history … Continue reading

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Light in the Dark 4/21

My first feature performance for 2011 is scheduled for April 21 at 7:00pm, “Light in the Dark: Words of Life, Love, & Loss.”  The venue is the Mid-Michigan Family Theatre, 440 Frandor Avenue in Frandor Shopping Center of Lansing, thanks … Continue reading

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Energy Encounters

Tuesday, March 2, 8am/ East Lansing, Michigan/ Day of Rage with the Coalition Against Sexual Violence “Do you have a mother?” Not sure how the question comes to me, but I quickly realize the man is too young to have … Continue reading

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V-Day 2011

Do you know about V-Day? The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina. It is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. Wherever you are in the world search here to locate events, explore … Continue reading

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Between Butterfly Wings

In the past month, it was an honor to be part of of 16 Days Lansing, a program inspired by the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence initiated in 1991 by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership … Continue reading

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Women Are Not Wombs

This video is my first upload to You Tube! I recorded it at last week’s exhibit opening for Transitions at the LGBT Resource Center of Michigan State University. The opening took place during Transgender Week of Remembrance. Soon I will … Continue reading

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Cross the Border

How do we change anything? Anything pertaining to the injustices of this world, in our communities and relationships. Do we take on the system? Do we engage our loved ones? Some of us gravitate toward one or the other; few … Continue reading

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Story Survives

I’ve struggled with words for weeks, scribbling and setting aside an account of the peaceful protest I attended October 1 outside the Ingham County Prosecutor’s office; see my photos on Flickr.  I cannot capture the essence of that experience and … Continue reading

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