Stephen Stevie Cole
Attracted to magic both practical & impractical
Writer of short stories and philosophical musings
The High (& deep, & in-between) Priestess
This is the next in my series looking at the Tarot cards, one at a time, from the perspective of queer readers & seekers, for my LGBTQIA+ Tarot group.
The (Im)Practical Magician
This is part 2 of a series casting a queer eye over the Tarot cards. (Part 1 can be found Here - and before I continue, be assured the word "Queer" is for me always a term of pride, never of shame)
The Wise Fool
This is the first in a series of blogs looking at the cards in the Tarot from a queer perspective - a word I apply to myself and others with a sense of pride, and not of shame - to add some teaching content into a LGBTQIA+ Tarot group I started running a little while ago.
Since coming out of the closet, I've realised one big, long-hidden reason why I've always loved costumed-hero stories so much - from Zorro to Wonder Woman and everything in between - it's because they're about being someone else.
Theatre is therapy
IF YOU CAN'T COME TO THE THEATRE, WE'LL BRING THE THEATRE TO YOU! Our advertising fliers and posters proudly proclaim. Hundreds of them, going to every nursing home and special needs school across the whole of our county.
I'm a girl. I'm a girl, I'm a girl, I'm a girl. The words run through my head as I look up at the pin point stars shining through the thin wisp of clouds.
Save the arts, they may save you one day
The hashtags have ceased to trend, but there are passionate voices here in the UK to save the arts industry from the near collapse brought upon it by the pandemic (and the government, but that's another story for another time). There seems little mainstream appreciation for the fact that the arts are a channel through which education, emotional connection, stress relief, and spiritual uplift can all be achieved, sometimes all together.
Making a Scene (literally)
The arts, especially the performing arts, is one of those life paths where you have to make your own luck. Make your own work. Make your own opportunities. And sometimes you have to make your own... well, everything.