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30 December 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Wedding

I was at an airport. I couldn’t find my ticket. I didn’t know my airline, let alone my confirmation code. I frantically looked at my clock but couldn’t make out the time. And I seemed to have misplaced my iPhone so I couldn’t look up any flight information. The TSA officer shot me a puzzled […]

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22 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Confessions

“Stop being a monk and tell her. Nothing changes if you don’t tell her.” “No, if I do that, I lose a friend. And she loses a friend. I can’t do that to her.” I take a long swig of the beer bottle. I hate alcohol. I don’t even know why I was drinking. “Or […]

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20 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Gender Boundaries

When we allow women/queer organizers to leave activist spaces and protect people whose violence provoked their departure, we are saying we value these de facto state agents who disrupt the work more than we value people whose labor builds and sustains movements. – Why Misogynists Make Great Informants “What is your gender?” 0 to 100 […]

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16 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Credentials

“Hi, do you have credentials to live here?” I looked up at him. Average-size, middle-aged, white male. Probably straight. “Excuse me?” Now women usually say “excuse me” not because we didn’t hear you correctly the first time. We say “excuse me” generally to give you a chance to correct what you just said so we […]

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25 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments

He was 17 when he was born

She sat there almost tranquilized fearing the consequences of her forthcoming actions, the path she had chosen to embark on. No doubt it was the road less traveled, it was harsh, an embattled life full of challenges, a thorny ride with no sure prospects of bearing any economical fruit. Blink. Deep breath. She opened her […]

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