What Can We Do To Heal Our Fear And Trauma

By Dr. Lauren December 2016 Start With Yourself First The tendency by the Patriarchal Culture to fear and repress that which is associated with The Feminine, such as feelings, empathy, and compassion, has created a society that blindly uses its people, philosophies, and the earth itself solely for its own needs. A world that is taught to repress its emotions …

Are We in the Dawning of the Age Of Aquarius?

By Dr. Lauren July 2017 The Age of Pisces, a period in the zodiac system that organizes time around the precession of the equinoxes (Ward, 2003), started to dominate the collective unconscious around 2,000 years ago (between 600-200 BCE) when the era of logos, logic, and rational elitism began. This time period in Western culture was tantamount to the takeover …

How Is Today’s #MeToo Movement Affecting You?

By Dr. Lauren September 2018 With so much going on today about male privilege and power and the thousands of years of abuse – sexual and otherwise of that power – I wanted to write a little bit about how sexual violence affects women psychologically. Toxic masculinity (as it has so aptly been coined) that is endemic in our society …

Another Way to Women’s Empowerment

By Dr. Lauren April, 25, 2018 One of the biggest women’s movements in history underway. It’s exciting. We are making Herstory. The Women’s Marches of 2017 and 2018 and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have exploded worldwide and opened everyone’s eyes to the pervasive problems faced by women (and others sharing intersecting group identities), who are being marginalized, oppressed, and …

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Lesbian Love Addiction

Hi everybody, As you may have heard, my book Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong is working its way towards its release this November! You can find more information about my book at its website by clicking here. Additionally, if you order now through the end of November, you can use a …

Prejudices and Christianity

We can finish up the discussion of LGBT history and myth by summarizing the influence that the founding fathers of Christianity had on western civilization and how that influence remains a part of our lives today. The founding fathers of Christianity – including St. Paul, Augustine, etc. – promoted sexuality as a bad thing at the same time they were …

Convent Women

Around 30 C.E., there was a woman in Konya, Turkey who, as was normative for her gender at the time, was socially repressed; although she’s known for ultimately becoming a Christian heroine, her story may be viewed through a lesbian lens to allow us to learn more of LGBT history. During her time, arranged marriages were incredibly common – she …

Augustine (Part 2)

Continuing to look at Augustine, we can discuss a significant component about him, aside from the fact that he had many issues revolving around sex and lust, and how he believed the latter to be the worst of the seven deadly sins. This significant belief of Augustine’s is that if people could not control their lust, then they are deemed …

Augustine (Part 1)

Moving forward from St. Paul, we can talk about another founding father of Christianity, Augustine. He lived around 330 C.E. and, although very influential later in his life, was initially a “partier,” as modern lexicon would have it. This lifestyle of Augustine’s encompassed gambling, drinking, and womanizing for much of his time as a young adult. Following this phase of …

Saint Paul

An important figure concerning LGBT history is Saint Paul, who unfortunately took to the beliefs that sex, women, and same sex eros were all bad. Thus, he spread his homophobic and misogynistic messages and beliefs throughout the Roman Empire, even though this is not something that he would have known about himself at the time. Many homophobic and misogynistic people …