For My Neighbor, Henry

One month ago I opened a café with two of my sisters. Every day for a month Henry has come in to sit on the couch and crochet. He usually comes in the afternoon pulling a backpack with wheels that is piled high with bags of yarn. He has rings on his old curled fingers […]

I’ve Got Your Back … And Some Olives

By Lindsay Mustafa Davis | Twitter: @lindsaymustafa On Saturday, Jan. 21, a group of friends and I joined with about 500,000 people to march on Washington, D.C. Together, we marched to support freedom of speech, religion, and press; to welcome the stranger and foreigner; and to stand up for equal rights and treatment for people of color, Muslims, […]

Bold Activism for the Cowardly

The other day, I briefly chatted with an acquaintance from church. “You do any activism lately?” she asked, smiling warmly. I blinked, surprised that she asked … surprised that, when she thought of me, she thought of the word “activism” (as opposed to say, homebody or slippers or hot tea). I was, perhaps, most surprised […]

Moving Mountains Together

By Mallory Redmond | Twitter: @malloryjredmond “Be the kind of woman,” Joanne Collins writes, “who, when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says “Oh, no! She’s up.” I want to be that kind of woman, the kind who wakes up with gusto, ready to take ownership of the day. Me? I press […]

I am a Citizen of the World, So This IS My Fight

I started 2017 in silence. I caught a monster cold and lost my voice completely for the first two weeks of the year. I am a talkative person, and I felt the loss keenly. I started to get bits of my voice back the third week of January, but even now, weeks later, I don’t […]