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Lesser

The bomb came at the end of an already emotion-laced conversation — two hours this time — in what had

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Voices on Equality

Veronica Lafky Equality was an idea so ingrained in the way I was raised that I didn’t question it until

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Healing in Community

Trigger Warning: This entire issue, including this letter, could be triggering to those who have survived trauma, especially sexual violence. 

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A Compendium of Voices: Abuse, Assault, Advocacy

TRIGGER WARNING: stories of abuse and assault Teresa Vining: From Abuse to Advocacy  Eleven was the turning point in my

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The Fluidity of Identity

My father, in his later stage of dementia, remembers fragments of facts about his life and what defined him. He

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A Re-Defining Moment

Reader Response: From an artist, a cancer survivor, and an activist. Art as Healing Art has become a huge source of

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Being Inciteful

I now identify myself as a visionary — someone with imagination and foresight, with a capacity for holding love for

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Voting Is Non-Negotiable

My parents modeled voting as an obligation as solemn and nonnegotiable as paying taxes and fixing cavities. Sometimes the duty was

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Fresh Off the Boat

My little brother and I huddled against Mother’s body, clutching fistfuls of her skirt. That morning we had seen the Statue of

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This is My [ Space ]

Not long after I met my husband, a former member of a local rock band, I asked him to teach me

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Care. Less. Whispers.

Mama told me I was “tender hearted.” I nursed wounded pets to health and vitality. I cried for sad friends

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Hidden in Plain Sight

One of my favorite photos is of my oldest daughter when she was a toddler. She is playing in her