Hildegarde von Bingen: The OG Badass Medieval Abbess

In our era of truly impressive women who lead and serve (still a ways to go, but progress is happening!), we don’t always know about the trailblazers who were cutting a wide swath of feminine power. Meet Hildegarde von Bingen, a truly remarkable woman, a composer, healer, a woman of faith and courage who left […]

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I Love to Laugh…

If you’ve been on Facebook for a while, you’ve seen those trends where some meme makes the rounds of all your friends and your feed is full of the same silly content for days. Here lately, it’s been: What kind of old woman will you be? And the women pictured are nothing less than awesome, […]

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The Revolutionary Roots of Self Care

Bubble Baths. Mindfulness and Meditation. Korean Sheet Masks. CBD oils. Red Wine. Yoga. Staycations. Skincare. Gratitude Lists.  These are a few of our favorite things! These are also just a few items and practices that are most likely to spring to mind when you hear the phrase “SELF-CARE”. As this is being written, the hashtag […]

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Pamela colman smith: the pixie of the tarot

Many Renaissance festival goers have sat across a draped table with a reader and listened while this gifted individual shared insights from a tarot deck. Likely, the deck was illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith; her deck is probably the most recognizable of all the tarot. An artist whose style was influenced by the Art Nouveau […]

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Beyond Cupid’s Arrow: Women in Archery

As I stood on the field of competition at Sherwood Forest Faire in 2016, I grasped my bow with a sweaty palm and shook from the nerves. I had shot a few times in front of an audience previously, but no one was watching me, I faded into the background as there were plenty of […]

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Featured Business: Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery

Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery was born in a tiny kitchen overflowing with love and magic. In 2008, self-proclaimed Kitchen Witch, Dawn Aurora Hunt happed to be on a mailing list for springtime Beltane festival that was in need of workshop presenters. Impassioned by her love of food, and the art of mindful, seasonal cooking, Dawn […]

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It’s All About Love: A Note From The Editor

I just got back from my first-ever solo trip. Having just made it through the wretchedness of a bout with COVID, I felt a need to get out of the house (fully masked when amongst others, always). I took my reduced lung capacity and physical stamina and an abundance of gratitude for surviving out on […]

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Rock Star: How World Class Geophysicist Julie Oliver-Touchstone Found her second life and female empowerment as an indie movie actor

Julie is a force for good in the theatre and artistic world; her bold, seemingly fearless life is an inspiration. What we found most fascinating in this interview, though, was that Julie has struggled with depression. Her path through darkness to a life of radiance is nothing short of a true story of a feminine […]

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Ask The Mona Lisa: Renaissance Festival- yours or mine?

Buon giorno signore e signori!  I amma Lisa Antoniomaria Gherardini del Giocondo, butta better known assa Mia Donna Lisa, or, iffa you like, Mona Lisa.  SI!  THATTA Mona Lisa.  Issa my mission inna life to makea sure your mamma she feed you enough, to make-a sure the bambinos are alla cared for, anna to make-a […]

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Artist spotlight: Michelle williams

As so many of us, all over the world, every kind of person, have endured the stultifying boredom and disconnection of stay-at-home orders, it has been emphasized to an even greater extent than normal how very crucial artists are to our collective and singular well-being. We depend on essential workers to keep us safe and […]

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