We went to see The Sessions because we were intrigued by the notion of seeing a woman sex therapist on screen. This independent film seemed like it would be an atypical […]
Author: Diane Harriford and Becky Thompson
Five Years Later: Life in the Lower Ninth Ward
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we decided to travel to New Orleans to volunteer at the Lower Ninth Ward Village Community Center. We were visiting […]
Feminist Activists Find Peace in Thailand
On a recent trip to Thailand, my activist-prone daughter and I (Becky Thompson) had the lucky opportunity to meet with U.S.-born feminist activist Ginger Norwood and Thai Buddhist feminist Ouyporn […]
Joy Harjo’s Trail of Tears
As the most well-known Native (Mvskoke-Creek) woman poet of her generation, and the 2009 Nammy winner for best female artist, Joy Harjo has been offering us her words and music […]
Remember Rachel Corrie, But Don’t Forget the Nameless
While remembering Corrie, we are reminded of the tricky situation that global activists from the U.S. face. The presence of U.S. citizens in situations of conflict often elicits needed attention, but also runs the risk of turning the spotlight away from those most victimized.
Letter to Elin Nordegren
“No matter how we might personally feel about your husband’s behavior, Elin, we watched with increasing discomfort as the media and his sponsors went from deeming him a chosen one to treating him as a predator. Such punishment for indiscretions reveal that racism is still with us, and you and your multiracial toddlers are caught in the middle of all of this.”
Helicopters for Haiti
here is something terribly wrong with our priorities when Olympic officials can helicopter in hundreds of tons of snow to keep Whistler Mountain covered in white, but the U.S. sends the military to Haiti after the quake, not food.
What would it have looked like for food to have been dropped from helicopters to all parts of Haiti with the same speed and precision used to drop snow in Vancouver?