Deep Knowing

We are blinded with light, a prismatic explosion, a glittering universe


Realizing we already knew

Were full of it all along


“Epiphany” by Patricia S. Wild


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Interiors: Deep Knowing




On the shores of the celestial blue sea, Zora’s flimsy emotional embankments gave way, releasing a flood of feelings that forced her to sit down and write…


Valerie Boyd on Zora Neal Hurston, Wrapped in Rainbows



This is how power is taken.

A word summons you to be more than you are, gives you a new beginning, a new way of being in the world. You take the word and act with it.


“Feminist Philosophy: Where do we go from here?” by Alexandra Newton Rios

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They never ask why

lean on winds of change

find warmth in cold places

. . .

refuse to stay stuck in grave

dig deep for well



“Mothers Who Carry Their Own Water” by Gerda Govine Ituarte, from Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices


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“Bearded Fig Tree: A Symbol of Struggle and Survival” by Elizabeth Best


In this work, nature becomes a narrative and testament to the Spirit that dwelt in my ancestors and kept them alive so that I might exist.


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I keep a small olive wood bowl containing

all the air in the world. The bowl began


as an ancient tree in a white landscape

where silver roots slithered under cliffs,


and its wood, polished by hands, is smooth

as the healed skin at the base of my throat.


“Olive Wood Bowl” by Penelope Schott


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“Imagery Uprooted” by Karen Henninger


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