Braving the Days: Political Ethics and the Desire to Heal by Jordannah Elizabeth

Photo credit: Matej Michalik “Our culture can starve and condemn one another in relationships.” (Feminism and Intimacy) How far do I go with judgement? How far do I go to use my best judgement? What does a “best judgement” look and feel like? How does it translate in relationships and my interaction with my external circumstances? To be honest, I am learning judgment doesn’t have a place in my feminism or reality.  In my quest to heal emotional wounds I’ve obtained from past relationships with cis men, yet continuing to agree to interact with them in friendships and intimate partnerships, I … Continue reading Braving the Days: Political Ethics and the Desire to Heal by Jordannah Elizabeth

Braving the Days: What a Culture. What a Conundrum. by Jordannah Elizabeth

Photo Credit: Breck Brunson I don’t want to do anything right now. I was born into a culture of the work-a-holic, the indentured servant, the slave with no wages, the wage slave and more currently, the hustler. You want to eat in America?  You want to go to the beach, and eat avocados and play sold out shows, you have to push your body to the brink. It’s not like that everywhere. Mexico invented the pastime of the siesta and Jews don’t work on the Sabbath. People need to rest. And I don’t have to buy in to any pressure, … Continue reading Braving the Days: What a Culture. What a Conundrum. by Jordannah Elizabeth

Braving the Days: Permission and Decision by Jordannah Elizabeth

I have been maintaining that the day I turned 30 was the first day of my life. I felt my first 29 years of life were just about me getting my feet wet and learning the systems of my culture, of metaphysical realms, of behaviors and relationships – and age 30 was when I began applying all that I’ve learned in order to morph a life I want to live. My unraveling and deconstruction of forced constructs like judgmentalness, monogamy without commitment, feminine behavioral expectations and racism is just something that is going to have to be worked through with conscious … Continue reading Braving the Days: Permission and Decision by Jordannah Elizabeth

Braving the Days: The Hermit by Jordannah Elizabeth

Well, Marlana, our editor in chief, sent over some topics to consider writing about last week. It is not that I don’t have a well of thoughts to share at the moment, but I decided to take some time and review Marlana’s thoughts and input before I went off on my own tangent. The thing about aging while being a fiercely independent person is that I’ve learned to be a bit more collaborative – maybe collaborative is the wrong word. The better term is “creative consideration” and having regard for other’s intellectual needs or guidelines, even when things are free … Continue reading Braving the Days: The Hermit by Jordannah Elizabeth

Braving the Days: It is of No Consequence by Jordannah Elizabeth

I’m sitting in Boston, holding my palms to my chest. I pitched this column to be of the existential persuasion, which brings a slight bit of pressure for me to insinuate something deep – every month. I tried to write this piece a couple of weeks ago, referring back to the debut essay, “Braving the days: using a few words devoid of superfluity” to pick up where I left off. Unfortunately, I realized that I cannot deliver what I promised: to follow up that essay by writing on the topic of “Giving people a loophole to demoralize you.”  I realized … Continue reading Braving the Days: It is of No Consequence by Jordannah Elizabeth

Braving the days using a few words devoid of superfluity by Jordannah Elizabeth

In thinking about writing this piece I went through a series of thoughts, ideas and processes to create a potent and intriguing piece of writing. I sat and looped around ideas, emotions and thoughts which whooshed and swirled in my head only to realize a) I’ve had a very long week and felt spent of emotions and honest realities b) I may be experiencing writer’s block c) I am going through a deep bout of insecurity (only for about 48 hours), and figure I might as well expose it here. And in discovering those small beacons of truth within my … Continue reading Braving the days using a few words devoid of superfluity by Jordannah Elizabeth