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Every Woman is a Goddess

A community blog of goddess/women dedicated to sharing the mysteries of life, laughter and the daily grind.

Updated: 2017-09-16T15:41:13.528-07:00


An open letter to Ellen DeGeneres about glitter.


Dear Ellen:

I love you. I've always loved you. So much that I've always had your back through goods times and bad. I love you because you preach love, kindness and equality for all people and things!

Which is why this recent segment broke my heart!

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Please don't try to get glitter banned! I happen to be a fan of glitter because I feel it shines light both literally and metaphorically. Light is good because it gives people a sense of wonder and hope that they might need at that very moment.

OK, I can totally understand your points - BUT you are talking about "loose" glitter. Please understand that is just one (the most well known) kind of glitter. Not all glitters are the same.

Please don't pass judgement on all glitters based on this one type.

Yes, loose glitter can be a headache to deal with. It has no shame, it sticks from person to person, thing to thing, with no remorse. And um, yes, I use it faithfully. And secretly, I kinda like it when one of my flecks spreads to someone else!

HOWEVER - I'm a preacher of "safe sparkle". I teach many workshops and have met many people who don't like loose glitter either, so I educate them on loose glitter alternatives. And I think if you knew about these, you might find it in your heart to come to love glitter.

I know you will probably never see this, but I want to help you find the right glitter for your personality!! And then you can share it on your show next holiday season so when people send you cards they will know what kind of glitter to use that will be still be sparkly, without the trouble.

Water-based brush on glitter: This comes in a bottle, in liquid form and you simply brush it on over any surface. It dries, and the glitter stays in place, no stray flecks anyway! May-jah sparkle!

Squeeze on glitter: This is concentrated glitter that comes also in a thick creamy gel in all different colors. You squeeze it on and when it dries, it looks like it is loose glitter, but doesn't shed.

Spray-on glitter:
This comes in a bottle or can and you spray where you want it. And it sticks! No muss, no fuss!

Glitter paint:
This is paint that has glitter in it, again, it dries, looks brilliant and you don't have to get it on your fingers!

Glitter fabric:
My favorite is red glittered vinyl. Like the kind used on retro barstools. You just cut and sew and go!

There are gobs more, but these are just a start. I think if more anti-glitter people were educated on this topic and all it's varieites, the world would be a happier place!Let's all practice safe sparkle, let's stop the hate, the misunderstandings, and come to love all things that sparkle and shine.

Life is too short not to!

I think even the next President would agree with that.

Peace, love, and glitter,
Kathy Cano-Murillo
The Crafty Chica

Holiday Musings from Sarah Elise


JOY is alive and well in the here and now. The above shot is moi and my husband the delicious human being that he is.First picture is of me with my youngest son. The second is of me with my first born son, who opened me up in so many ways. Fritz pictured above. My horse. I am unaware of how he is doing these days as I do not speak to the incest family. In the here and now, joy is doing a dance.Oh boy, here come the holidays...In years past the PTSD would be stirred up like a sandstorm. It gets easier as the years go by, thankfully mainly due to the healing effect of my family, my kids and husband. We have a clean slate with which to begin our nouveau familial style. I love my boys and husband so much. I feel that they inspire me and bless me...not just in the usual ways, but when I feel lost in the past, they bring me to center and keep me going just by being themselves. This is one of the ways motherhood and partnership heals me.When one of them has a need, or a want, as they do a zillion times a day, I am snapped back into here and now. The here and now, this has been my focus. I tend to criticize myself and tend toward perfectionism in myself that I would never expect of anyone else. Perfectionism is a synonym for masochism, and self sadism. I feel so grateful for my family, and for surviving the trauma of my mother abandoning me, and my father raping me all those years, not just sexually but emotionally and spiritually. When I met my husband, I was in an unhealthy place, still tied to the blood family on my father's side. I was self destructive. The sight of him was like a reflection, and the image was of safety, goodness, love, and family. As the horses once did, Troy reflected my innate goodness back to me and I him. Wow. What a gift.It was a momentous milestone for me to break away, ignoring the drone of bad advice and misguided emotional "support", telling me to come home and live there and be close. Be close. The incest web. I said no thanks to that and stayed with the man I would marry and become a mother with. It was very hard as the family, as most dysfunctional families do, knew how to manipulate me. I really left home in 99, I just kept going forward, years passing, rising like a phoenix. Very daring for me. The one thing they really had to wield were the horses. I began riding when I was 3. My horses gave me a sanctuary, they loved me unconditionally. They were magical. As I grew my grandmother, my father's mother, was "grooming" (interesting choice of words, huh?)me as she put it, to take over the family business. I elected a very different path and the shit hit the fan. Both my grandmother and grandfather tried making me feel so guilty if I ever desired anything outside of the horses. This was sacrelige! Of course I did desire other things, especially my own interests as most teenagers do, but their guilt worked.I miss those horses. In 2004 I had to walk away from them, and one special one in particular. I chose my baby, my husband, their lives and mine over the horses. Over the family, over the pull of the incest web. In 2004 I even cut ties with my grandparents for good, filed a rape report against my father, received flowers from Eve Ensler, and began examining my relationship with my mother. The year of emancipation. My breaking away from them and thus the genesis of my breaking the cycles really began years earlier, in my mind. I was digging out of prison, misguided at first, in that I tried escaping through drugs and unhealthy relationships. I guided myself into the realm of true escape after I grew tired of hurting myself for things someone else did to me. I put myself first. My own mother never put me first, she left me with my father. My heart felt like it was being mutilated when I thought of my child ever feeling that. Over the years I have stayed in touch with that pain, and the pain of my father's abuse. It has kept me more empathic. Somehow she, my mother, lacked that fierce maternal bond. I was attached to both of my parents deeply, as children are. I am also in[...]

Finding Angela Shelton Challenge


Finding Angela SheltonWe are all Angela Shelton, or know someone who is.Angela approached me with the job of spreading the word and the healing, and I have been working hard at it and have no plans to stop.(2 big mouthed women we are)We are team members of Angela Shelton. I am heading up the state of NC. We are teachers, students, parents, nurses, parents, sons, daughters, therapists, activists, advocates, non-profits organizations, lawyers, professionals, healers, and fans of Angela Shelton. We have seen how Angela's powerful documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton has changed many lives and we want everyone to read her book! We believe that healing yourself heals the world. Angela Shelton inspires and empowers people and we want you to Find Angela Shelton! (We are pretty much finding ourselves when we do this, and each other!) For those who have ordered a copy, you can read the private Finding Angela Shelton Blog for readers only! Just email your proof of purchase or pre-order to and you will be added as a reader. Angela just posted a letter that came from the social worker she had when she was eight! WHY TAKE THE CHALLENGE? *Angela Sheltons' message has helped save thousands of lives - including her own! *You can change the lives of others simply by starting a conversation.*1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are abused in their lifetime. *There are an estimated 39 million survivors of child sexual abuse in America today - let's get the book into their hands!! *Abuse effects everyone in a community emotionally, financially, and spiritually. This is not a women's issue - this involves all of us. *Angela Sheltons' message has moved forward through dedicated people who have healed, who care about their communities, and who have loved ones who have been victims. *One person and one voice makes a difference - put them together and your team could save thousands of lives! Email and request to be a Team Leader or Volunteer in the subject.The book is a Call to Action for all survivors to end self-abuse that is caused by trauma. The more people Find Angela Shelton, the more people heal.The more people heal - the more we heal the whole world and make life better for all of us.DOWNLOAD A PORTION OF THE BOOK and begin a conversation. Team up in high school, college, university, faith center, women's center, or support group and take the challenge. Reach as many people as possible and get them to order the book.Finding Angela Shelton is an escape route out of pain and into joy. HOW DO YOU SPREAD THE WORD?SPEAK OUT ABOUT ABUSE. Educate yourself, ignorance is only bliss for abusers!If people act weird or uncomfortable, they definitely need to hear more!!START CONVERSATIONS - Talk talk talk - by staring conversations you are creating social change. Post on the blog on facebook and myspace about why you are changing your life and changing the world and how Searching for and Finding Angela Shelton affected you. Share why this book is so important to you. Share your own story and listen to the stories of others. Be an example - breathe! You will be helping a lot of people out of suffering. CALL PEOPLE - call five friends and tell them about the book and about Angela Shelton. Share a secret. You are not alone. TAKE ACTION! Begin to write your own story. Start a blog. Write a song and sing it! This is about you changing your own patterns and living life joyfully. The more you do that - the more of an example you are. ENLIST PEOPLE Tell 10 people to order the book and have them enlist 10 people and so on. By spreading the word about this book - we are creating a dramatic global shift and inspiring recovery and healing.BRAINSTORM! People come up with new genius ideas everyday! Compile a list of all the ways to reach your state. Schools, orgs, crisis centers, clubs, groups, socialites, big mouths, local radio spots - whatever spreads the word! Think big - anything is possible! USE THE INTERNET - Email, chat, post on forums, make comments [...]

Letting Go of the Dream


Letting Go of the Dream Letting go. Sounds cliche. It's not. Well, if it is, only because it is true. That's the key sometimes, letting go of the dream that it will ever change, even NOW. Not just that a parent was there, but how they were with you, if at all, how you were met at birth and beyond. Create a new dream. Let the old wish of the child go, release it. Some bonds when broken can't be repaired, and it is not the child's fault. It is not your fault, or mine.That primal love we want(ed) did not (does not) exist within that parent. That's not our problem now. Most times it never existed, it being that mother bear love, and we are left with the eternal wish of the little one inside. I don't think we are asking for perfect or asking too much when we want to be mothered, not abandoned. Love that does not take into account the child's needs an attached loving mother, the child's needs at all, is not really love at all. My therapist used to say that abandonment of a child is "total annihilation" of that child.How powerful it can place that wish in your palm and blow it back out to the universe.In knowing what you wanted,deep within that means you have the ability to give it to your children and to yourself.With my own kids, my mantra for this is:Be What You Wanted.Be What You Deserved.It works, it just takes time, practice and patience. Eventually the rage and grief of the child dissolves and gives way to an understanding that these parents could barely care for themselves(some still can not) let alone you, and most have immense amounts of unhealed, unaddressed pain that they are very unaware of in themselves. In other words, it is not your fault now, nor was it then. Just because your light and worth went unacknowledged and in some cases purposefully so, does not mean it was never there. Breathe in the light that you are, exhale that light and send it into the world. (Thank you Nancy for that.)With Love, SES[...]

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Satori, my new project


Please join me in this movement of healing through rediscovering our innate light. My SATORI, Sexual Abuse Thrivers Of Rape and Incest. My main message is that healing is possible, it is about conscious choice, being willing to have the courage to face what has happened to you, break ties if you need to, believing in your own light, ripping out that old family tree and planting your brand new one free of secrets and lies, learning how incest family dynamics work, and rediscovering how to love the child within. We are all born with what I call our little box of light, a gem that can NEVER be stolen or snuffed out. We are abused and tortured which shifts our perception of ourselves, we see ourselves distorted, energetically we absorb the projections of our abusers as the hurt us and we turn that against ourselves. We are porous, we absorb their shame, their dirtiness, their self hatred. We can give it back and rebirth our light. Our light is divine and unbreakable. We must return home to our own souls and find it, we have to fight for our light and teach and guide others to do the same.

With Love and Light, Sarah/Bohememama

Feminine guys better for long-term love: study


Feminine guys better for long-term love: study

Question: So what is your take on this sort of thing my fellow Goddesses?

Just curious...


How's it going?


Just wanted to stop in a say Hello!

ode to spring


i thought i felt you
early this morning
a whisper of a touch
still lingers
a quickened heart beat
still echoes
and a sheen of dew on my lips
still dampens
the taste of my day

love, was it you?

A little something to spice up the spring -- The Erotic Woman

Making Women's Rights a Top Priority


I wanted to share this article with the iamgoddess community. As women, our rights seem to be continuously in danger and at risk, and it's so important for us all to be vigilant about making women's rights a top priority at all times. We have an opportunity to turn the tide on the sad state of women's affairs that have become the norm in our country and worldwide for too long. Let's work hard to put as many women in government (in all countries) as we possibly can, while continuing to build our communities with strong female-based networks such as this one. Our female ancestral leaders would be proud.

Goddess bless women everywhere and keep fighting the good fight!

Heidi Schnakenberg

on being a woman


not long ago my son asked if i like being a woman or if i thought i would prefer to have been born a boy and become a man. his question surprised me because i suppose i thought it would be obvious that being a woman is the most beautiful way to live. i love being a woman. his question, though, started my pondering what it is that i like about being feminine and what it is that defines such a thing for me. what does being a woman mean to me and what makes me feel like a woman?

i contemplated many things, such as wearing silk stockings and soft cotton panties (which i adore), struggling with monthly cycles (which i've always accepted lovingly), laboring in childbirth (my greatest achievement), striving to find my authentic woman's voice in a patriarchal world (my hardest work), and many other things.

i considered my favorite memory of all i have experienced, and that of breastfeeding my babies. it seems to me breastfeeding offers two of life's richest gifts, those being to nourish another and to nurture another, for i feed my baby at the same time of holding and embracing her.

there is much i could say about the life of being a woman, about my connection with the world i live in and about relationship to all things. but in all my pondering i have come to this, that what most makes me feel like a woman is that of receiving and taking in. when i am with my beloved and i take him in, i receive the universe, and in receiving him, i and the earth become one.

i would love to know the many things that make you feel like a woman, what being a woman means to you. your answers help me deepen my own....

The Making of a Billboard Model



back in the picture


(image) Emote
cry little girl cry
with your tears
paint the sky

wipe the slate clean
with your dream

cry little girl cry

I am slowly working my way back into EWAG while I struggle with some health issues. Good to see you all. Much love.

For the domestic goddess


(image) The Apron Book(image) is a beautifully photographed historical documentary of the American apron.

This great American icon for mothering and pop-culture is back in contemporary fashion. Each page is lovingly put together with photographs from EllynAnne Geisel's vintage apron collection -- over 300 collected from around America -- as well as apron patterns. Apron lovers from the past and present share their stories and memories. I love this book. It fits in perfectly with my quirky little collection.

Take a peek inside the book or visit EllynAnne's site to learn more about her passion at

erotic potential


I am Lilith, Dark Goddess of untamed erotic power. I am the Goddess of feminine wild instinctual knowing, free of restraints. I am the creative power of the Void.

In the past, Millennia ago, I was the Great Goddess of all the Semitic people. It was I who brought agriculture to them and protected midwives and children. This was before the dark times when the feminine was repressed. In Biblical tradition, I was cast as first woman, created simultaneously with Adam, but I fled paradise and my controlling mate.

Now I want to tell you what really happened.

In the beginning, Adam and I enjoyed our wild sexuality and lived as partners in the magical, sexual, pulsing dance of life. But something happened and he began to change. He acted as if he was the wiser one and could tell me what to do. And worse, he criticized my wildness (I was a woman who ran with the wolves to be sure).
And then the day came when he insisted that we make love with him on top, weighing me down and restricting my movement, making me passive. Although I was always one for variety, he persisted in this request; he refused to let me get on top as well. I knew he wanted to dominate me in a way that felt disrespectful, out of balance and denying my own eroticism. And so I refused.

He complained to Yahweh, who came against me and I shape shifted into a dark bird and flew away. Of course, they replaced me with a more compliant Eve who was supposed to be submissive, self-sacrificing and chaste. But even she got the blame for acting on her own and eating of the fruit of wisdom.

In Medieval times you will find references to my name as a fearsome demonness. I was supposed to be responsible for men’s wet dreams and I was accused of stealing babies. But it is all a pack of lies to keep women from trusting in their own instincts.

Now, I am returning to your consciousness and I am your free, untamed, and independent self.

Call on me to help you reclaim your erotic potential. Call on me to reclaim your creative power and your wildness. I am Lilith, the ancient one.

Check out the rest of Linda Savage's The Legacy of Lilith: Reclaiming Women’s Untamed Erotic Potential. A stirring read!

eye of the beholder


an interesting article: The Beguiling Truth About Beauty by Carlin Flora

Last paragraph is beautiful: Most of us have had the mysterious experience of watching a loved one become increasingly beautiful with time, as the relationship grows deeper. Imagine that generous gaze is upon you all the time, and you'll soon see a better reflection in others' eyes. You may not be able to turn off your inner hot-or-not meter, but you can spend less time fretting in the mirror and more time engaging with the world.

make the connection: cervical cancer awareness


I received an email pointing me to this website Make the Connection, which promotes cervical cancer awareness and prevention. Additionally, you can support the cause ...

By ordering a free Make the Connection bracelet kit, you will be helping to advance cervical cancer education and outreach. For every pair of bracelet kits ordered, Merck will donate one dollar to Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, up to $100,000, for cervical cancer awareness and screening programs among medically underserved women.

Anything to help keep our goddesses happy, healthy and strong ...



The new lies about women's health by Brian Alexander.

Honestly, I was dismayed after reading this. It seems ridiculous that women are fed bogus health information to support a moral agenda. The possibility of a woman being denied emergency contraception makes me ill.

Anyone have more info on this topic?

happy mother's day!


to all moms...
(on the taming...)

happy mother's day 05142006
(on lyh0626)

happy mother's day to moms all over the world!




Mommy Does It All...


Mommy Does It All...

This is a seriously funny and fun and cool blog, check it out!

Contra-Contraception - New York Times


Contra-Contraception - New York Times

Interesting reading in case you were wondering about the background/history into the debate over whether women are ENTITLED to reproductive rights....