Crystal Blanton joins RevKess and KaliSara again for a conversation about People of Color in the Pagan world. With the release of her new anthology through Immanion Press/Megalithica Books Shades of Ritual, Crystal and a slew of writers talk frankly about ritual from the persepctive of people of color. Crystal’s bio: Crystal Blanton is an activist, writer, priestess, mother, wife, and social worker. She is an advocate for true diversity and multiculturalism within the Pagan community. Crystal is the author of Bridging the Gap and Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World, and the editor of Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism and Shades of Ritual; Minorities Voices in Practice. She also writes for The Wild Hunt, Sage Woman, and Daughters of Eve, a community blog on Patheos.com. A frequent speaker at Pagan conferences and festivals, and in her professional life, she serves disenfranchised youth in Oakland, California, while studying for a master’s degree in social work at a California State University. As we reconnect with Crystal in the first half hour of the show we will learn a bit about her and the process of doing this anthology. Beginning after the first half hour contributors to the work will be calling in to share about their particular essays and experiences, about one every ten minutes. If all goes as planned there will be an “after the show” segment. This segment will not be available to our live listeners, but will be available in archives.
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