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All the Sad Songs

"To be a young woman and to hear other young women sing out: 'I am here! I am alive! And what I feel, see and experience matters!' was galvanizing." More

Makers

"I feel like we raised the bar on history reports." "And puppet shows." "I could make puppets all day long." "That's cuz we're Makers, Tess." "Yeah, Makers." ... More

That Night

Home is where I want to be. Pick me up and turn me round. I'm just an animal looking for home. Share the same space for a minute or… More

I’m Not Here

"Feeling is impossible if we feel today as we felt yesterday: To feel today the same thing we felt yesterday is not to feel at all. Today we are… More

Dias de Consuelo

My mama put me into a school and I would run home during the afternoon break. Then I would cook lunch and get dinner ready while my classmates ate… More

Sunburning

I’ve known artists. They truly see the world differently. Their brains are different. Most of them are weird but you’re not weird. I can tell. More

#Snowflake

I remember that horrible feeling on election night, when it became clear things were rapidly going south. More

The Wrong Side of History

Mike Dawson examines how we talk about gun control and how phrases like being on “the wrong side of history” are missing the point. More

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