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Michele James-Parham
Works at Natural Attachment Midwifery and Healthcare
Attended Putnam City West High School
Lived in Pittsburgh, PA
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Buttery, garlicky, mashed sweet potatoes. #365gratitude
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Traditional Midwife, Community Herbalist, and Holistic/Spiritual Health Consultant
Midwifery, WomanCraft, Herbalism, Counselling, Witchcraft, Copy Editing, Education, Rootwork
  • Natural Attachment Midwifery and Healthcare
    Holistic Healthcare Provider, 1998 - present
    Traditional Midwife, Community Herbalist, Holistic & Spiritual Health Consultant, and Rootworker providing comprehensive alternative holistic and spiritual healthcare to families and individuals living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Thee Midnight Refuge
    Copy Editor, Publicity, Manager & Collaborating Artist, 2001 - present
    Copy editing, management, sales for media production company
  • Occupy Pittsburgh
    Street Medic, 2011 - 2012
    Volunteer street medic & resident midwife of Occupy Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA - Oklahoma City, OK - Bethany, OK - Car/Several Couches - Wichita Falls, TX - Huston, TX
Anarchist. Queer. Radical Unschooler. Tea enthusiast.
Married. Queer. Radical Unschooling Mum. Domestic Goddess. Traditional Midwife. Anarchist (and not one of those selfish Ayn Rand-ian ones either). Synesthete. Kitchen & Water Witch. Rootworker. D.I.Y. Mathematician. Librarian. Tea Enthusiast. Aspiring Accordionist. Jsem Romský aktivista! Jsem porodní asistentka.  I re/post things that catch my eye and I post the randomness in my head honestly with little censoring or borders and it's rarely linear. I'm rather manic in my consumption of media and that's reflected quite well in my public output. Most of my output is completely public.  Topics from me that might end up in your stream could be and are not limited to the following: unschooling, comics/graphic novels, education, what I'm doing, midwifery, homebirth, geekiness, technobabble, synesthesia, anarchism, lots of Rumi, where I'm at, parenting, vegetarianism/veganism, urban homesteading, intentional communities, nerdtasticness, Pittsburgh, LGBTQ issues, library science, media consumption, mathematics, Buddhist thought, quotations (famous or otherwise), what I'm cooking/eating, how-to videos/articles, the plight of the Roma (Gypsy) people, what I'm reading, ridiculous videos my son makes me watch and links to music projects from +thee midnight refuge
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I can drink grown men under the table. I have an amazingly patient and loving Dear Other Half. I can bake muffins. I am still alive. I might have done some hacking at some point ;)
  • Putnam City West High School
    Honours, 1996 - 2000
  • Oklahoma State University -- Oklahoma City
    Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselling, 1996 - 1998
  • Oklahoma State University -- Oklahoma City
    Crime Victim/Survivor Services, 1998 - 2000
  • Oklahoma State University -- Oklahoma City
    Psychological Anthropology, 1996 - 2000
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on my Mother the Pisshead; with thanks to Dionysus

One of the best things about my childhood was that my mother was a functional alcoholic. I realise what an unusual statement this is, and I

What Love Looks Like in Unschooling Families |

Unschoolers can really be a confusing bunch to those looking in! On one hand, we appear to be sheltering our children from the real world by

How the Invention of the Alphabet Usurped Female Power in Society and Sp...

A brief history of gender dynamics from page to screen. The Rosetta Stone may be one of the 100 diagrams that changed the world and langu

the question~

I've worked with and lived around a lot of really broken people. Myself included. But one of the oddest, most awkward questions I get and st

How to Make Green Juice (without a Juicer) In 15 Minutes

I love fresh green juice. It is full of super-vitamins, makes me feel amazing when I drink it and is a great way to stay hydrated. I have no

coffee and tea---and cream

Oh, whoa is me. I kept trying to drink coffee and tea---with cream. So bad. My poor tummy definitely paid for it. So I just drank tea. Becau

#NaBloPoMo Day 30: 100 Things part 10

And my last instalment of 100 Things. I hope you have enjoyed learning all kind of weird, mundane, and interesting things about me.91. Deser

How to Clear Your Energy, Use Energetic Boundaries, and Why

The healing crystals above got a full moonlight and rain bath last night and now they are very happy! They sat in the windowsill to get clea

#NaBloPoMo Day 29: Herbal Profile: Elder

I decided to profile a herb. (yes, “a herb”, because there is an “h”!) I have decided to start with Elder (Sambucus Nigra – European, Sambuc

How To Create a Simple Contact Form For Blogger or Any Website Using Goo...

There are many instructions available on how to create a simple contact form for Blogger blogs. But most of contact form created are unable

#NaBloPoMo Day 28: Thanksgiving? On Being Grateful

I have mixed feelings about this annual event (I can not call it a hol[y]day). On one hand, I think it is lovely to have a day to give thank

#NaBloPoMo Day 27: New to Unschooling?

First, I want to preface this post with the disclaimer that while we are radical/whole life unschoolers, we have been unschoolers since the

#NaBloPoMo Day 26: New Services

Photo Credit: Lori Steed

#NaBloPoMo Day 25: Plugged In

(Prompt) How much of the day are you plugged in? Do you consciously set aside offline time, or does it happen whenever it happens?

#NaBloPoMo Day 24: In Need of Routine

Though I can be spontaneous and do accomplish spontaneity from time to time, I am just one of those people who actually enjoys routine. I do

#NaBloPoMo Day 23: The Practice of Medicine (Health Freedom)

For those of you who do not already know, I live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania — a place where we have some of the most anti-governmen

#NaBloPoMo Day 21: The Night Owl(s)

I do not exactly know when it happened. I assume that I was just born this way. I am a night owl. I can not say that I do not get tired late

#NaBloPoMo Day 20: Five Foods

(Prompt) Name five things inside your refrigerator right now and how you feel about them.

#NaBloPoMo Day 19: Blogging Every Day

The #NaBloPoMo writing prompt for November 7th was: Tell us so far what you’ve learned about daily blogging.It is hard. At times. Some days


When I was in Thailand, I ate a caterpillar. It was a fried caterpillar, so mostly grease and crunch, but still. This was part of my grand p

Food seems a bit high in price, even for a hotel.
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