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3 poems by Trish Salah

December 18, 2013
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3 poems by Trish Salah

notes toward dropping out                (March 1995)   This is where I ceased— Not to be too obvious, or in mutation, or distilled, transmogrification   Beauty queens don’t do so well in grad school. Even if every body wants one When you assume the shape, austere, assume anything.   Thing it, sister, thing itself,...
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To Sustain and Nourish Us as We Work for Justice

July 19, 2013
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To Sustain and Nourish Us as We Work for Justice

By Chris Crass To the mother who shared the story of her heart breaking when her six-year old autistic son told her, “don’t worry mom, they won’t kill me, I’m white,” To the mothers, fathers and babas who have thanked me for speaking out as a white person, because they are so afraid that...
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Why Every City Needs a Center Square: On the Turkish Uprisings, Coalition Building and Coexistence

June 10, 2013
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By Evren Savci It has been almost two weeks since May 28th, when the residents of Istanbul started protesting the urban renewal project instigated by Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (RTE), which would replace Taksim Gezi Park situated at the city center with a shopping mall and with restored Ottoman barracks. The peaceful protests that...
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AVERAGED: A Photo Essay

June 3, 2013
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By Brook Dorff AVERAGED is a collection of photographs and personal histories taken in Andhra Pradesh, India. The documentation of stories and images in the exhibit directly challenge data published by international organizations like the United Nations, especially with regard to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). I hope that everyone who views the collection...
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Proximity and the Shifting Contours of Belonging

May 28, 2013
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By Bo Luengsuraswat One decade is a long time. Ten years. One-zero. It’s the beginning of the next digit. A transition. One decade is a vast space. Constantly shifting, warping into different shapes, rolling across landscapes. One decade is a great distance, yet unpredictably proximate. It will be one decade this fall. One decade...
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It's Open Girl-Meat Season

May 3, 2013
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By Jawahara Saidullah “Kya maal hai.” What good stuff. “Bilkul sahi cheez yaar.” Absolutely, great stuff, man. Maal means, stuff, thing, or merchandise. So does cheez. This common male conversation on the streets of North India is usually conducted over-loudly so that the ‘stuff’ being talked about can hear it. It is almost always...
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Clearing the Path for the Turtle

April 23, 2013
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By Lynn Gehl − Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe Recently I stated that unless “we” stand behind the person who is most oppressed, “we” will not gain the genuine solidarity needed.  This is because the more oppressed person needs to know that when the more privileged person gets what s/he needs, that s/he will continue to stand behind...
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Reckoning: Race and Sexual Assault in Colombia

April 23, 2013
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By Stacia Penn I am a young black American living in Colombia. My life in Medellin has been a multi-faceted privilege, affording me access to spaces and ways of knowing that I would otherwise not have access to in the United States. In one sense, it has been a privilege to live abroad and...
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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India

April 21, 2013
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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India

Mr. Prime Minister: I read today that you were “disturbed” about the rape of another child in Delhi, a five-year-old girl. My question to you is: just how “disturbed” are you? What does the rape of a five-year-old female child make you feel? Do you sit in your plush office and shake your head...
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Marriage Equality and Beyond: A View from India

April 19, 2013
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Marriage Equality and Beyond: A View from India

A few days before my Facebook News Feed was flooded with red equal signs, I went to a short march in Bangalore.  The Gender and Sexual Minorities Pride March demanded, among other things, “human rights and overall development” of a range of sexual minorities, focusing on the right to be included on the electoral...
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    . January You called me She instead of You. “Where is she going now?” is the first question you ever asked me. You were standing on a porch next to the last She who you broke. I remember looking up at you over my shoulder and smiling. I was going skinny-dipping. [...]

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  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]