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My Perspective From BLM Protests

No matter whose name we are chanting, or whom we are demanding justice for, the fact remains: There is always someone we are demanding justice for.

  • 04/20/2021
Andrea Duarte-Alonso

VIEW: Through an Immigrant’s Eyes

People like myself need to find ways to bring immigrants with us and use our platforms to elevate their stories by handing them the mic.

  • 01/26/2021
Alexis Yeboah

VIEW: Why Public Health and Why Now

In this country, despite our medical/industrial complexes, we seem to have a “sick-care” system — one that is focused on treating the symptoms but not the causes

  • 01/18/2021
Ellie-Krug

VIEW: Ellie Krug, “Trash”

I spent several hours reading the notecards and remembering what it was like to be loved unconditionally.

  • 01/10/2021
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VIEW: Suzann Willhite, “Seeking Equality”

“Women’s issues” have not been adequately funded or supported since the founding of this country.

  • 01/02/2021
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Ellie Krug: Categories

One of the pecking order determinants: whether you were born with a penis or a vagina. From there, almost everything else flows in terms of power, rewards, expectations, domestic duties, childcare sharing, and sexual expectations.

  • 05/26/2020

Ellie Krug: Her Life Transition at Age 52

Ellie Krug has a deep voice. You’ll notice it right away when you hear her speak, and she knows it. She’ll often

  • 09/01/2018
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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

  • 05/01/2018
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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

  • 02/01/2018
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Facing Down Conflict

As a woman of color who wears the hijab, I am a visual representation of Islam. I carry the responsibility

  • 01/01/2018
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Black Swan

I grew up in a family that moved north from Mississippi to Chicago during the Great Migration — the relocation

  • 01/01/2018