I’m so utterly, terribly sad on this day. I don’t believe the electors will do what I have hoped, in my gut, they *could* do, if they could find the courage and conviction to reject the demagogue we are about to put into place. But knowing that this outcome, a Trump Presidency, is all but … Continue reading Against Trump, and for America
I keep writing and re-writing this post. Mainly because I'm overwhelmed, and angry, after just a few days at and around the #Idomeni camp in Greece. In the top photo, a woman covers her mouth due to the tear gas that was sent ripping through the crowds. (I was still in pain hours after leaving … Continue reading A few thoughts from #Idomeni #Refugee Camp
Murad's testimony shed light on the commodification and enslavement of thousands of women in Iraq and Syria. Original Post on the Harvard Kennedy School website. AT ONLY 21 YEARS OLD, Nadia Murad Basee has had to demonstrate remarkable courage. She was one of hundreds of women taken captive by ISIS fighters in August 2014. At … Continue reading ISIS trafficking survivor Nadia Murad Basee shares her story
I just came from a new class I’m taking, Harry Potter as Sacred Text. It’s a space where, through a close rereading and examination of the Harry Potter series, participants can reflect on the text as a guide of sorts, one with a rock solid underlying morality code – and arguably, a sacred one. Which … Continue reading Harry Potter as a Sacred Text: Or, is Kim Davis a Death Eater?