My best friend in the whole world, Sarah Sentilles, just published her second book. It's a bad-ass feminist book. It's a book I have seen in the making since before she started writing it, one that draws on very personal experience and then reaches out to include dozens of incredible women and issues that are in my opinion nationally and globally critical in terms of sexism, oppression in general, the environment, humanity...its a brilliant book. It's a big challenge to our religious institutions (especially Christian ones).You should read it. (Special alert to all my fellow crafties: She interviews a founder of the Church of Craft!). I'll say more when I finish devouring it.
It's called "A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit." Find it here.
Sarah and I co-directed a community art center together (which I had founded in 1996) from 1998 - 2001. We wrote grants and dreamed up huge things and discovered that we are extremely happy when collaborating on creative projects together. Our minds get firing and we get all spazzy and brilliant stuff generally pours out of the connection.
Sarah and I were also superheroines together. Being a superheroine is hard if you don't do it with a best friend. I mean, being a woman minister is hard - can you imagine being The Mad Priestess? That's her up there, in her pink and gold robes, getting ready to street-corner preach with her Holy Booble, and then sprint off to fight injustice with me.
My superheroine power, of course, was to maintain hope and optimism even when I would run face first into a telephone pole while sprinting off to fight injustice. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we could all maintain self-confidence in the face of our shortcomings?
Green Light and The Mad Priestess are still waiting for our music video, which we hope to have choreographed by Paula Abdul, hopefully on one of her wackier days. If anyone has a contact for us in Hollywood, please leave names, numbers, etc in the comments here. Does anyone know Michel Gondry?