An Inner Child’s Cry for Belonging in the Face of Labels Like “Repugnant” and “Pure Garbage”

When I was in third grade, I announced to my mom a new idea for a Halloween costume: “I want to be THE NIGHT.”

She paused and questioned: “Like a knight who fights?”

“NO,” I asserted. “THE NIGHT. That shines.”

Relieved, I imagine, that her flower child did not want…

After leaving the left for liberty in 2020, I know unity is not the easy way out. Real unity starts from within.

This guest essay from Braver Angels member Sienna Mae Heath is being published ahead of FreedomFest, where she will speak on a panel called “Creating Unity in a Divided World,” after a screening of her film ‘Real Unity,’ on July 24th, 2021. Image: Unsplash by Dingzeyu Li.

I’m not sure I’m ready to unify with everyone right now. There are just some things I cannot reckon with.

A call to unite naturally shines light on division. As the divide grows, certain stories seem to be treated as more equal than others. We, human beings, are made of…

My Declaration as an Independent & Humble Harvest of Truth

Screenshot from “Real Unity” video about becoming politically independent in the US and finding unity within (Directed & Edited by Free The People’s Sam Martin — Featuring Sienna Mae Heath)

The first taste of ideological unity I experienced in 2020 was not online. It was not on TV. It was at a quiet place — a local farm near where I live in Pennsylvania.

When I picked up seedlings there last May, I felt overwhelmed with peace. We were not…

Choosing to be wronged when righteous

Woods of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US, 2020. Image by Sienna Mae Heath accompanied by spiritual poetry “The Time Before.”

Love lost
To old tongues
Languages of greed and grim fortune,
Of selfish desires taken so eloquently
To words long lasting, out lasting earthly wisdom.

As church leaves its people
Destitute, forlorn, wishing they had left first
A relationship committed to zealous certainty.

When love is lost
It is found purely

How I Find Empathy and Wisdom in My Alternate Reality of America

If it is true that Trump supporters are victims of narcissistic abuse, then censoring and silencing them is abuse too.

When I was married to a narcissist, some friends would question my judge of character. Some mocked and chastised me in my own home. “You married too young,” one said. “We told you so,” another whispered. Two others gathered in the kitchen late at night, making plans, while I lingered…

Release fear and find love every chance you get

In Part One, we explored the intersection of real social justice, politics, and narcissistic abuse. We dove deeply into the grief and the anger. I also shared how I overcame my fear of getting canceled and how my mother inspires me to live freely by dancing like no one’s watching.

Stop Apologizing For Your Sovereignty

Sienna Mae Heath on Aldous Huxley’s “Final Revolution,” Covid-19 vaccines, politics, real social justice, and sovereignty.

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but…

Do not fear this light.

The Star of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US on the night of The Great Conjunction, December 21, 2020.

Planets aligning in celebration
For what on earth could they be?
Our ceilings shattering, our floors crumbling
Lost, veiled illusions spinning for too long on the rings of Saturn.

Artists know the difference between illusion and truth.
We are all artists in The New Age
Where the word “all” is met with…

What I Hope Will Come of The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius on December 21, 2020

What could come of The Great Conjunction of December 21, 2020 and The New Age of Aquarius?

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” — Zora Neale Hurston

Collectively, we are in an elusive in-between place. We are facing unknowns by fixating on apparent certainties. We are recovering. We are exploring shadows and finding true light. I feel, with all my being, that we…

When hate from the left is loud, love must be louder

Red Voters: When hate from the left is loud, love must be louder. American flag heart with straw. Image by kalhh on Pixabay.

The most polarizing position you can take these days is uninhibited love.

When June hit, it was you who took me in for who I am. It was you who loved me unconditionally. It was you who welcomed my questions. You accepted me fully as a complicated, conflicted halfie. …

Sienna Mae Heath

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