Litha for Spoonies

I apologize for being a bit MIA and actually missing the day of Litha! Between graduate program applications, moving prep, and a few really nasty flareups, I just haven’t had the bandwidth to write/edit much. But I still wanted to present my Litha for spoonies post even though it’s a little late.  It’s hard toContinue reading “Litha for Spoonies”

Movement and Stillness Polarity Spell

I recently reviewed Bending the Binary: Polarity Magic in a Nonbinary World by Deborah Lipp. For the most part, I enjoyed the book, but I was a bit frustrated by Lipp’s use of a wheelchair user as an example of the active/passive polarity. Suffice it to say that I wanted to provide an alternative forContinue reading “Movement and Stillness Polarity Spell”

Spell for a Low-Stress Move

I have moving on the brain lately. One of my dearest friends, Milo, will be moving from the western side of the country to New England in a few months. And myself and my spouse are moving from the southeast to California in July. All three of us (Milo, Spouse, and myself) are disabled/chronically ill/neurodivergent.Continue reading “Spell for a Low-Stress Move”

Ritual: Meet and Honor Disabled/Neurodivergent Ancestors

So full disclosure, I originally slated this post for just before March because I had read that March is Disability Awareness Month in the US. Then when I came back to actually write the post, I did a bit of research and it turns out…that may or may not be accurate? Basically in 1987 thereContinue reading “Ritual: Meet and Honor Disabled/Neurodivergent Ancestors”

Enchant Cloth for Healing/Recovery (Spell)

I’ll bet you have something made of fabric that you use for self-care. Maybe that’s a pair of lounge pants you throw on after work to relax, or a weighted blanket that helps you fall asleep, or a sweater you swiped from a partner that reminds you that you’re loved. This spell takes one of those objects to the next level with a little magical boost.

Ritual: Turn your Mobility Aid into a Wand, Staff, or Chariot

There is so much shame and fear associated with mobility aids in our culture. If you’re capable of standing and walking at all, you’re told that mobility aids aren’t for you. “Why on earth would you limit yourself and let your illness win when you can and should be strengthening your legs?” (Sarcasm there.) IfContinue reading “Ritual: Turn your Mobility Aid into a Wand, Staff, or Chariot”