Monday, November 16, 2015

UPDATE: Current Manifestation(s)

Stephie Jane Rexroth
artist, author, autodidact // assistant, adviser, apprentice // i am a circle of three // fiery, dark & wild is me // i am badcatski // keeper of our moon-tail hawk tribe's thirteen guardian-goddesses // these are our true-true life-lies
Fiery, Dark & Wild is a storybook-metafesto, the current manifestation of Badcatski, offering origin stories of the 13 Guardian-Goddesses of Our Moon-tail Hawk Tribe. I am their spirit keeper.
Fiery, Dark & Wild is life-study synergy, a circle of three: living-artistry, herbalism: "grand mama medicina," and walking the arduous shamanic path.
Artist, author, autodidact: I am a circle of three. 
Fiery, Dark & Wild
is me.
I am Badcatski.

Light, life and love
SJ(R) Badcatski

Sunday, October 23, 2011

[Permanent?] Hiatus

Hi fans. It is with mixed emotions that I report the official hiatus of OTV as I consolidate my efforts to focus on the "Demystifying My Depression" project. Who knows, though, my travels may bring me back full-circle to revive OTV again in the future.

Additionally, I'll keep this blog around as an archive, since it seems like some of the posts are still popular with daily visitors... especially my "I Heart Constructivism (Part 2 - Contemporary)", "Soviet-Era Propaganda Posters" + "Lessons from Siberia" articles. It warms my heart to know that folks are still discovering + enjoying them:)

If you'd like to keep up with my current short-form ramblings, you can still follow me on Twitter (srexroth). In addition to the mental health stuff, I also tweet about design, Pgh, yoga, music, Russia, human rights, crafting, Roma + animal cuteness. Ya know, important junk.

Of course, you can find me writing regularly at

Many thanks for all the fun times!

Monday, May 9, 2011

{Only in Pgh} Fleeting Pages reclaims their Borders

In essence, Fleeting Pages
is the mashup of written self-expression
+ community

— Me:)

Check Only in Pittsburgh for a 'Dispatch from OTV' on Fleeting Pages -- visit them this month in the East End at the former Borders near Whole Foods for great local work, events, workshops + more.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Milestones: Liberation Day

Yesterday, May 7th, marked 18 months since I left my full-time job to start OTV!

Many of those months were perilous... namely, the recession hit full-force only a month or two into my 'new life' as a freelancer. I crashed + burned right along with it. Thus, yesterday was also the 6 month mark since I left my the full-time 'in-between job' that I had taken to weather the recession last year.

Liberation is Sweet
In spite of all the times I fell flat on my face over the last 18 months (there were many of them + there will surely be many, many more), I wouldn't change a thing about my decision. I love setting my own schedule, pace + rules, such as:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

{Demystifying Depression} Tell Me Pgh

Everybody deals with this stuff...
— Me:)

I had the pleasure of sharing my story of depression at The Pittsburgh Foundation's "Tell Me Pgh: Hard To Love Storytelling Event" at Bricolage last Tuesday, April 26th.

It wasn't all doom + gloom... I was able to also share my passion + vision for Demystifying Depression to break the silence.

Check out the blog post for more details + to watch the video of my talk.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

{Demystifying Depression} PKN Presentation

In the end, it doesn't matter
that everything's in pieces,
it's how you carry them.

—Garret Freyman-Weyr, via TWLOHA

New post on Demystifying Depression recaps my recent slideshow for the first public presentation to 'break the silence to dispel the myths + misconceptions of mental illness.'

The response... awesome:) Silence broken. Viva la revolution!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

{re:Hashing History} Recap of World Theatre Day

It is therefore a travesty
to keep quiet in times like ours...
—Jessica A. Kaahwa, Uganda

Head over to re:Hashing History to read my recap of Bricolage's Fifth Wall Celebrates World Theatre Day: