I began my journey into Women’s Studies in 1993. I was attending Western Nevada College in Carson City, NV as a math major. I had a test one night when the local arts center was putting on a workshop about women’s archetypes. I couldn’t miss the test, but I was intrigued by the topic. I began researching women’s archetypes, and the history of patriarchy.
Over time, I returned to this theme over and over again in reading, writing, spiritual quests, work and relationship situations. It was obvious to me years ago that this was my destiny.
Only recently has the freedom to follow my heart’s desire manifested, allowing me to pursue a Women’s Studies education without feeling guilty by studying something that “wouldn’t make money” or contribute to my career. Due to a fortuitous change of circumstances, I am now free to contribute to the world in a meaningful, deeper, more spiritual, and highly fulfilling way, by telling my truth, sharing my experience and life, and helping others to avoid the obstacles I’ve been challenged by in my journey.
In the interim, I collected and read books on the topics of feminism, mythology, language derivation, occult, spirituality, religion, archeology, and history. I’ve probably read more than most women’s studies majors on these particular topics when they begin the Women’s Studies curriculum. Not that others have not read these books, but my bibliography is quite extensive.
I’m currently working publication of a 3-volume series of essays that question Patriarchy. Volume I of the series is due to be released in April 2017.
I collect women’s stories about their lives and I look at the long-term and multi-generational effects of foster care, and how it affects a mother’s parenting. If a person is interested in being included in this research project, please use the contact form on this website to let me know.
I am also looking for diaries, journals, letters and personal stories of LGBTQIA individuals to add to the story of humankind. The Indians call them “two-spirit people,” though we have little-documented proof of other ethnic LGBTQIA individuals. It would be helpful to include these first-hand accounts in the history books and enlarge our human story.
I’m an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. I use spiritual counseling, with recommendations of foods, herbs, and lifestyle changes; to heal the body. Having had a difficult childhood, I am no stranger to pain and PTSD from childhood trauma. This gives me a perspective that many find accepting and open, so they can share with the confidence that secrets will remain secret. I often share deeper spiritual truths with those who are ready to learn.
I’ve accepted an appointment to the TNDP Executive Committee for Johnson City and Washington County, TN for the 2017-2018 term. This takes a little time and dedication to equality for all in the face of the GOP-controlled 3-part government.