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Silence, Speaking Up, and Social Media in the Age of Trump

Silence, Speaking Up, and Social Media in the Age of Trump

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of my Facebook friends from home are Trump supporters. I don’t really believe anything I could have shared online would have changed any of their minds, but I wonder whether I should have at least been trying.

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Interesting Times

Interesting Times

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like saying someone is “late” when they’re dead, “interesting” is a nice, sanitized way to describe change, upheaval, and conflict. No one wants to live in volatile times. Yet, in the past, “interesting times” generally resulted in progress.

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Meeting Alex Coleman

Meeting Alex Coleman

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Like all places that are better than many, it’s easy to overlook the ways that you’re not.” –Dr. Alex Coleman

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9-Man: An Immigrant’s Ball Game

9-Man: An Immigrant’s Ball Game

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

This isn’t your typical picnic volleyball game, which usually ends up being a sad imitation of the actual sport anyway.

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Do you hear what I hear?

Do you hear what I hear?

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mr. Drumpf you don’t fight for us. But we don’t need you to. What we need is an America that sees us and an America that hears us.

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Radical Islamic Feminism

Radical Islamic Feminism

| February 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

“It is this female profile, with a strong personality, blossoming, sincere and of a great bravery that the Qur’an evokes, and not that of an inevitably oppressed, retiring woman and an eternal victim.”

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37 Ways I Feel Conflicted About BuzzFeed

37 Ways I Feel Conflicted About BuzzFeed

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have a love-hate relationship with BuzzFeed.

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Numb

Numb

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

A poem on waking up to the rumbles of our breaking world

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Regarding Obama’s Plea for Unity

Regarding Obama’s Plea for Unity

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

What if Obama is wrong?

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