No Son of Mine

I didn’t say, as they told me how they owned a boat and spent much of their summer cruising Maine’s coastline, that my mother’s biggest dream was to get out of West Virginia, that her biggest love was the ocean, that she hoped to die listening to the sounds of the waves.

2024-05-21T15:16:03-04:00May 6, 2024|

Queering Appalachian Agriculture

Kent follows the pattern of Rust Belt city decline with recovery, including a focus on sustainability. Edible Kent fits in the framework of moving toward sustainability while also addressing economic needs for low-income folks, while the city’s economic recovery and development strategy has been so focused on gentrification that one could call its view of sustainability anti-poor.

2024-04-25T10:21:54-04:00April 18, 2024|

“There are Queer Children Here”

Despite the anti-gay themes that prevailed in our education, in the community, and from our faculty, dozens of St. Raphael alumni identify as LGBTQ. This population, which has spread out across the country, proves that queer identity is an unshakeable force of nature.

2023-11-13T10:17:06-05:00November 8, 2023|

Erasure in Peoria

Discover Peoria had only removed the video featuring a Black trans artist... Despite assurances otherwise, they understood the removal to be an act of erasure, not a simple mistake.

2023-07-08T09:07:59-04:00July 3, 2023|

The New Stewards of Skateboarding

People like Sie and Scar and Dani and Frances are the future of skateboarding; they are part of a major sea change that will not only shift the demographics of skateboarding, it will also fundamentally alter its ethos. These are the new stewards of skateboarding.

2023-02-27T00:38:38-05:00February 22, 2023|
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