‘Tis is the season to reconnect with our roots. There is a big difference between “family of origin” and “family of choice.” Personally, I feel fortunate that my parents and siblings accept my alternative lifestyle. Yet most families of origin are not as informed or tolerant of diversity as mine, after all, it took almost 20 years (and tons of mistakes) to get here.
So, as a gift to my poly, kinky, tantric, queer or friends who are considered the black sheep in the family, I made a quick list of my 5 best practices that have helped me survive the season.
3) It helps to discuss larger social issues such as Privilege and diversity whether it be ethnic, monogamous, heterosexual, socioeconomic or otherwise.
2) I make a special effort to celebrate or spend time with my chosen community to counterbalance any time where I haven’t felt free to be myself.
1) Regardless of anyone’s reactions, I stay true to who I am.
Did you know Holly berries are poisonous? It’s true. Ingesting over 20 tempting tiny fruit may be fatal. And Mistletoe is a toxic parasite. So if you really want to survive the holidays, be sure to wash your hands! Consider this a witchy warning during the Christmas craze.
Wake up and Dream,
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