The Brink

The Brink

Last year I received a phone call from the hospital that nobody wants to get. I picked up, and a nurse identified herself and said, “Get a ride to the emergency room right away - you don’t have enough blood in your body right now and your heart might stop at any moment.”

Time slowed down. I was freaked out. I knew I had been bleeding severely from a fibroid (benign tumor) in my uterus, but I didn’t know until that moment that the amount of blood in my body had gotten dangerously low. I went to the emergency room…

How to Facilitate a Spontaneous Citizen Discussion

How to Facilitate a Spontaneous Citizen Discussion

Last week, I arrived on time to attend the Rep. Ro Khanna Town Hall in Fremont, but the room designated for the meeting, as well as the overflow room, was already filled to capacity.

Step 1: identify a possible need

I found myself in the third space, surrounded by people eager to share perspective and questions with the representative and with their community. There was a tangible sense of frustration as people murmured wondering about what was going on, were we going to be able to see the congressman, etc…

Pain, Toxicity, and Regenerative Priorities

Pain, Toxicity, and Regenerative Priorities

I am woman. I am human. I have a deeply intimate relationship with water. The many waters are the rivers and the oceans and the turn on in my pussy. And the tender vulnerable parts of the innermost depths of myself. And the amniotic fluid that nourishes a child.

The lightning flashes of neural activity live in a sea of various kinds of brain fluid and blood…