Tea and Poultices for the End of Winter

by iele Paloumpis In a recent post, I wrote about my experience with back pain and muscle spasms caused by disability. Since then I’ve been hibernating, retreating indoors and away from the New York City cold as much as possible. My hope is to save myself from the bone chilling winds that cause my muscles…

Brighid, Heart-Healing Celtic Goddess

by iele Paloumpis The Celtic Goddess Saint Brighid has always resonated with me, especially as someone who has survived trauma, identifies as queer and transgender, and sometimes wears an eye-patch to aid my vision. Old lore has it that half of Brighid’s face was considered beautiful, while the other half was thought to be quite…