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Spreading the Seeds —September 2022

Here’s what’s happening at Pollinate Magazine

Did you know September is Environmental Awareness Month? And at Pollinate, we’re so ready for it. Here’s how we’re going to soulfully celebrate this month…


Each month, we host a series of stories focusing on a central, topical theme. We present this theme to our writers and challenge them to consider this topic as it applies to their lives. Last month, we focused on the theme of Sex & Erotica. This month, we’re going to explore the theme of Nature.

What does nature mean to you? How does it fit into your life? How do you connect with the outside world? What have you learned about it that makes your soul sing? How do you feel about the way it’s been commodified by our capitalistic world? What are your fears and hopes for this beautiful place we call home?

We’d love to hear your thoughts. We’re looking for essays, articles, op-eds, poetry… Get creative! If you need some inspiration, check out our Nature section.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 12th. Please use the tag “NATURE 2022.”

Everyone’s articles for this month’s theme will be published on Monday, September 19th. (See the note below to learn more about how our series publication process works.)

We’re also taking submissions for nature photos! The original deadline was September 1st, but hey, we’ll give you an extra week! We’d like to feature these on the Pollinate social media accounts, with credit given to the photographers. You can send your photos to hello@pollinateritual.com by September 8th.

If you aren’t already writing for Pollinate but want to submit for consideration visit here and then contact Yael Wolfe at welcome[at]yaelwolfe[dot]com to ask to be added as a writer.

If you just want to read this series, join us by following along on Medium and Instagram.

A note about the monthly series:

Typically, we will publish all the articles on the third or fourth Monday of each month. This way, we can capture readers as they are engaging, giving them a chance to continue exploring the theme with other articles in the series. In other words, they can “binge” the material.

We find this attracts and retains readers more than a daily release of each article, and it allows us to publish as many articles as we can, whereas a daily release would limit that.

Each writer will be featured individually on Pollinate’s Instagram account, so every article gets its own “day in the spotlight.”

Our Month in Review


Oh my, did we have fun with this one. These hot and sultry days of our waning summer season brought out the best in our writers. We covered sacred sexuality, sexual connection, the exploration of our personal sexual expression, and…we have two of the steamiest poems you’ve ever laid eyes upon. Sex, for us, is all about the soul — so come dive in with us.

You can read everything here.

Looking Forward


Yep. Take a breath with us on that one. As always, we’re going straight for the soul.

In the northern hemisphere, October is often associated with death — and with death always comes the necessity to let go of what has been lost in order to transform into a phase of rebirth.

When it comes to the soul, forgiveness is often that part of the process in which we determine that it’s time to lay certain things to rest and move on without carrying all that additional weight.

How do you feel about forgiveness? What does it mean to you? How do you practice it in your life? What are you willing to forgive at this point in your journey?

The deadline is Monday, October 17th. (To be published the following Monday. Use the tag FORGIVENESS 2022.)

Pollinate always welcomes submissions that don’t fit into the monthly series, but that focus on one of our regular topics: Spirituality, Relationships, Sexuality, Culture, or Nature. Please be sure to use the appropriate topic as a tag.

Pollinate Magazine Special Series: The Year Ahead

OCTOBER 2022 — Forgiveness

NOVEMBER 2022 — Death

DECEMBER 2022 — Prosperity

Pollinate Scribes’ Hive

Just a quick reminder about our Facebook group, Pollinate Scribes’ Hive. If you haven’t joined this private group yet, send a request. If you haven’t posted recently, let us know what you’re working on, what’s teasing your brain, what life looks like for you. We’re interested.

More About Pollinate Ritual

Pollinate Ritual helps humans create and maintain soul-centered communities. There are infinite ways to achieve this and we are exploring many of them at Pollinate Ritual with intentionality, ritual, and heart. We host a variety of events in localized communities throughout the year, ranging from hikes and forest adventures to soulful retreats, such as the upcoming Pollinate Women’s Weekend. Whatever we do, we try to bring forth the true nature of community.

Pollinate Magazine is one of the ways we have created community, by bringing together writers as they share their thoughts, visions, and experiences on the page. The ritualistic nature of writing makes this a natural extension of the Pollinate experience — every writer, after all, goes through a similar process that leads them from inspiration to the finished product. Our monthly series allows us to create a community space around shared themes, harnessing the power of the ritual of writing.

Thank you so much for reading, thank you for writing, and thank you for being a part of this beautiful, soulful community. Each one of our voices contributes to this space and we are so grateful for each and every one of you.

With love,

Kathryn & Yael
Pollinate Editorial Staff

© Pollinate Magazine 2022



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