Note: If you’re looking for a politically correct reaction to Donald’s recent attack, please look elsewhere. We ain’t got time for niceties now. Last Friday, the Trump Administration took another swing at women’s rights (read: human rights). Trump and his croonies moved to expand the right of businesses and employers to deny women insurance coverage… Read More Assaulted by Religion: The Trump Administration, Chauvinism and Contraception
The time has come. The boxes are being packed and filled. The stacks of giveaway, sell and keep are being curated. It’s another adventure prefaced by a painful goodbye. It’s not like this isn’t something I’m used to. I do this all the time: never staying too long, never getting comfortable. While not necessarily a… Read More Until Next Time, New Orleans
It’s been about two weeks since I graduated law school and after much reflection, I’ve found a few things that I’ll carry with me forever, and a few things that I’d like to shed as quickly as possible. Law school was a journey. At times, I worked two jobs. At times I pulled 18-20 hour… Read More The Things We Carry: Seven Things I Learned in Law School and Three Things I’m Giving Back
They’re inevitable. Endings. In every season, every chapter, and every journey, there exists an end, a stopping point, a conclusion. Our relationships end, our careers end, our lives end, and while we never stop growing or learning, there are spells of our lives that end in order to propel us to the next portion of… Read More Endings: An Exposition
Human rights activists are tough. They’re full of grit, passion and heartfelt depth. They’re committed, full of overwhelming love, and powerful movement builders. They’re insurmountable forces to be reckoned with. But they’re also over-stimulated, over-worked and, often, under-paid (assuming that they are getting paid for their work). They’re required to stand firm against opposition and demand accountability. When they… Read More The Psychological Cost of Advocacy: Mental Health in the Field
This morning I was sitting at my desk reading the news when an unconsidered thought popped into my head: What is global news going to look like when I leave? While that may seem like a strange question, it’s something that really made me think about America and its global standing. Despite our claims of being the most… Read More Reporting Live: Expats, Media and Self-Identity
This past summer I was in a fairy tale. I was in Istanbul, a city I’d only dreamed of visiting, soaking up the summer sun and eating literally all of the seafood at a quaint restaurant down one of the many winding streets of the Sultanahment area. (And numerous other seafood restaurants in not-so-quaint areas). I was… Read More We Need to Talk: On Being Alone
Edited from original post dating 11/26/2016. …And therefore, in the midst of all this “fear” it is incumbent upon us to be brave. It is our duty to ensure that this does not continue. It is our duty to be courageous. If you never considered yourself a social justice advocate an accomplice before, consider it now. We call upon… Read More A Rallying Call: He has Fear. We have Courage.