Amethyst Moonwater (Patricia Kevena Fili)

We are saddened to learn (from Facebook) that Amethyst Moonwater, Patricia Kevena Fili, has passed away. The Circle of Cerridwen and the community offer prayers and condolences to her family and friends. We are honored that she was a contributor to our anthology “Gender and Transgender in Modern Paganism” and are also honored that her words will continue to inspire all of us.

From the anthology:

Amethyst Moonwater, aka Patricia Kevena Fili, is a Trans Woman, Activist, Writer and Pagan Priestess. Executive Consultant with Oakland Pride and Team Community Builder, she facilitated gender identity and expression non-discrimination protections before the Oakland City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Commissioned by the Goddess to fight Transphobia, she is waiting for the day when full equality is achieved