Entries by Wonder Bright

Pride

The day the supreme court legalized gay marriage I went to the Butterfly Pavilion with my nephew. I missed the fireworks on Facebook, the rainbow profile pics and the exclamations, the sudden rush of love pouring out of all the computers I’m connected to. Instead I spent the day with a five year old wandering […]

Living With Heartbreak

I’ve been working on a piece for almost a year about healing from heartbreak. The other day I realized that for some of us (maybe most) it will never be about healing from but living with. If you can trace the first breaking of your heart back to childhood it never goes away. Not really. […]

New Moon New(ish) You

My mum went to Mongolia last month and she brought me back a solar powered prayer wheel. Here it is sitting on my windowsill catching some rays on an atypical cloudy day here in LA last week. It may seem a funny pick for a photo-op for a New Moon (Solar) Eclipse, since under a […]

Holy Mama, Hear My Prayer

My mum’s in town so that means a visit to the Catholic Cathedral for their Wednesday free organ recital. For me it also means a visit with The Holy Mama embodied in a Renaissance style statue in one of the side chapels. She’s so graceful in this incarnation, a funny traditional throwback who would be […]

RIP, Honey Wheeler

I bought this truck nine years ago in the middle of the worst heartbreak. Along with T-Rex she got me through it. I always wanted a truck and she lived up to all my dreams. She made me feel like I was who I said I was and not who anyone else said I was. […]

Venus Envy

Coming Soon! Venus Envy is a portrait photography project I’ve been working on for several years, and I’m setting up to relaunch it now. Basically I photograph and interview people I meet who have a way of expressing love and/or beauty in the world in a way I wish I could cultivate myself. People I […]

The Secret Lives of Astrologers

I love my astro tribe. I feel more at home in a group of astrologers than any other group I’ve ever been a part of. There are a lot of reasons for that, but at the core it’s because astrologers as a group are deeply invested in questions about what it means to be human, […]

Synastic Snaps! Crackle! & POP!

I’m so excited, you guys, I barely slept a WINK last night. Which is no good, because today is a big day, today is the day that my bestie, Dr. Jenn Zarht and I launch our pop-up photobooth project, Synastic Snaps, in which we encourage people to have fun and play together in front of […]

Barbie in Capricorn

At the writing workshop I attended a month or so back Steve Almond gave us a prompt to write about an obsession. I wrote about my childhood obsession with Barbie: Barbie is beautiful. She’s clean and shiny and smiling and perfect. She has everything she wants and no one can tell her what to do […]