Building a Sanctuary for Refugee Children
Politics / World News

Building a Sanctuary for Refugee Children

“The idea of allowing kids to be kids is at the heart of what we do. Our project is about restoring innocence and providing a relief from the terrible conditions in the camp. It is an oasis in a very dry desert… It is about relieving parents, and taking away the stress of their children not receiving an education. Continue reading

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Interview – Throwback Diary
Culture & Art / Interviews

Interview – Throwback Diary

Throwback Diary is essentially me reading my past 25 years of diaries aloud, to strangers, over the Internet. Each Monday I post a new video entry, along with photos of the pages I am reading, and any other supplemental materials I have available. I call it Throwback Diary: The Story of a Life, Told One Diary Entry a Week. Continue reading

In The Hand of Tamora Pierce
Books / Culture & Art / Society

In The Hand of Tamora Pierce

This is a thank-you, about 8 years delayed, to Tamora Pierce. It is also a re-visiting (for the sake of nostalgia and, hopefully, some gained wisdom) of the influence her books had on my childhood and on the woman that I have become. And in the end, it is me coming to terms with the insidious cultural narratives that creep their way into even our most cherished childhood literature. Continue reading

Worldviews: Luis Manuel Daporta Rodriguez
Interviews / World News / Worldviews

Worldviews: Luis Manuel Daporta Rodriguez

My decision to interview Daporta for Nótt was partly motivated by the wish to hear a male perspective on the assaults in Germany, and partly by the fact that I was curious to find out how a European doctor and left-wing party member would react to accusations against registered refugees who allegedly harmed Western women in the heart of Europe. Continue reading