artwork by Clayton Preston for PanGaia
Finding Community on the Periphery
Three women and myself are standing in a smallish living room several blocks from the University of Oregon campus. It’s really a very spacious living room — it certainly dwarfs my own tiny studio apartment — but today it feels a little cramped. That’s probably because a huge makeshift altar has been set up in the middle of the room and the four of us are crowded around it in our festival garb, complete with garland crowns.