SageWoman, I am in you!

I apologize for going a bit Wil Wheaton on you all in my excitement, but I’ve been sitting on this announcement for a while and I’m thrilled to be able to share it right before I duck offline for a week to visit family for Solstice.

I thought I’d have a bit of good news to share, but it turns out I underestimated, by a factor of three!

  • Good News the First: I’ve joined the SageWoman team as their newest columnist. I’ll be writing “Forever Maiden,” a column dedicated to wild dirt-worship in the digital age, exploring the spirituality of the maiden goddess and her many archetypes and manifestations. (I’m sure at some point I’ll be focusing on issues of gender and sexuality for women who are child-free by choice, and the social and personal struggles that women face when they are of child-bearing years but choose not to become mothers.) My first column is about re-connecting with the Maiden goddess and seeking out a safe space in which to nurture the child within.
  • A Double Dose: I also have an essay featured in this issue of SageWoman! “Goddess in the Details” is a contemplative memoir on connecting with the gods of my ancestors as part of the Irish diaspora, living on a continent on the other side of the ocean and growing up in an age of technological progress that threatens to leave us disoriented and disconnected from the sacred land.
  • Room for Thirds: I was already psyched to be part of SageWoman, but I was not prepared to open up my contributor’s copy to discover that “Goddess in the Details” isn’t just featured in this issue, it’s the lead story! That blows my mind!

I am so excited and honored to have my writing gracing the same pages as so many amazing and awesome women! I can’t wait to dive in and see what other stories and columns are in this issue, and I’ll be pouring through my copy while I’m cruising at 10,000 feet tomorrow.

You can get your copy (either print or digital) here.

See you all on the other side of the apocalypse!

Alison Leigh Lilly
Alison Leigh Lilly nurtures the earth-rooted, sea-soaked, mist-and-mystic spiritual heritage of her Celtic ancestors, exploring themes of peace, poesis and wilderness through essays, articles, poetry and podcasting. You can learn more about her work here.

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