Fantastic Life

i am about radical love, actions speaking louder than words, and communication as a point of evolution. this is a space for my writing, songs, poems, experiences, a-ha moments, and documented life – my Fantastic Life. welcome.

Delicious Feelings: My list of relatively affordable places to go and get totally pampered in various cities I have traveled to.

Eat Good: Here’s a collection of recipes I have accumulated recently – some are my creations, some I learned from others, one is from a dream, and so on :).

Drink Up!: There’s nothing like creating a drink, and naming it. I will list here instances of such magic.

Transformative Books: Here’s a list of books that changed me! I will keep adding to it as a remember and read more.

9 thoughts on “Fantastic Life”

  1. want to say thank you for existing so beautifully and truthfully. I’m using a quote attributed to you as the opening for our worship service this week at a small Quaker meeting in upstate New York.

  2. Hi adrienne, this is a small thank you for being you, for modeling a different way of being than most of us have learned, for being so delightfully quotable and so rootedly hope-inspiring. On a hard day – or a good one – just reading your words is a small balm and spark of light, a reminder of many things being possible. I hope your sabbatical is rich and deep and kind and breath-filled. Thanks for sharing small pieces of it with us. My work and self are so much more capable, generous, grounded, and dynamic because of what I have learned from you and the teachers you draw from. Wishing you peace, movement, joy, pleasure! <3

  3. Dear adrienne:

    I’m the associate publisher at Weiser Books. In the summer we’re publishing a new book called “The Alchemy of Inner Work,” by Lorie Eve Dechar. I was hoping you might be willing to let me send you the page proofs for a possible endorsement. You can reach me at Thank you for your time in considering this request.



  4. ‘The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.’ – camus…documenting my liberation
    I like this statement – it could be mine, my very existence is an act of rebellion, from God!
    Freedom in Christ; Galatians 5:1
    ” It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

  5. Hi Adrienne,
    your book Emergent Strategies has given me inspiration and guidance to become the first female pimp of Hamburg St. Pauli. It allowed me to guide a group of men / performers and a few women on a feminist journey towards social intimacy and love. For ten nights we opened a special night club together, a safe space for heterasexual and other women. I would love to send you more material and thoughts about it. I’m a performance artist and researcher, a part time professor, an activist and a slut. These days I’m thinking about what is a good love story, how liveness and sickness will be entangled from now on, if it is possible to fall in love with a box and how touch was too scarce already before it became illegal. With 60 performances cancelled I find myself having time on my hands to try and make new improbable connections. It would be lovely to get in touch.
    Thanks for your work! Take care!

  6. Hi adrienne – I am distributing my “stimulus” check and want to give you some in a lump sum rather than a monthly pledge. Don’t see how to do that on your membership page.
    Clare (in Eugene OR)

  7. Dear adrienne,
    Thank you so very much for all that you are and all that you share. Emergent Strategy has inspired me greatly. I have just launched a campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Women in Yoga and to Reclaim Yoga as a Tool for Planetary Healing and Justice. I am wondering if you would be willing to consider standing an ally in this campaign? Please can you contact me if you are interested and I can send deets? I would love to make a proposal to you about endorsing this campaign, which is called Yoni Shakti: The Movement. I invite you to visit the FB Group of the same name to get a feel for what we are doing, and to drop me a mail if you are interested and I can be in touch, With great respect and love I send warm wishes for your well being dear soul, from Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (author of Yoni Shakti: A Woman’s Guide to Power and Healing through Yoga and Tantra). Jai MAA!

  8. Hello, my name is Cleo, and I just wanted to express my deep gratitude for your work.
    I recently bought Emergent Strategy because my dad read Parable of the Sower to me when I was a kid, and I’ve always admired Octavia Butler, though no one around me knew how she was. Your introduction had me in tears: it synthesizes what I’d considered disparate ideas–a fascination with mycelium, with fractals, love for the words of Grace Lee Boggs, commitment to love deeply on every level–in a way that spoke to the part of me that has wanted to be an activist without knowing where I fit in. I’ve only just begun absorbing your words. Your blog post about our society having a suicidal attitude articulated and reframed something I’ve wondered, too, as a focus for my visual art: has our hopelessness, our dystopic imagination, created our current dystopia? if so, can hope and utopic imagination create the Beloved Community? Maybe we need to begin by believing that will happen, as John Lewis has suggested? (May he Rest In Power) Forgive me for talking too much about myself. I just feel so connected to you through your words and ideas: I feel like a stream who has finally found the river that leads to the ocean. Thank you for inspiring me as no one else has, for reminding me of the infinite connectedness of the universe. I have been sharing your work with everyone who will read them, and I can feel the principles of Emergent Strategy saturating my life and work. Thank you for giving me hope. I’m sending you safety and courage, sending peace and love to you and your loved ones. Thank you.

  9. dear adrienne, thank you for writing we will not cancel us. virgos everywhere appreciate a second draft that genuinely addresses critiques. your work with emergent strategy changed my work years ago and now this work has been the healing medicine i needed as someone who loves hard, whose been active in movement spaces, who has caused harm and survived harm, who is an abolitionist, i appreciate your thoughtful consideration of where we are collectively and your ask for us to go deeper individually. at this point i’m off social platforms, so i thought i’d leave this comment here on yr blog. thank you for this publication and all your work.

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