Today I Touched My Queer Body Until It Became Cathedral

“Today I Touched My Queer Body Until It Became Cathedral” by Jess X Snow in Kailua, Hawaii. Photo by Chad Shomura By Jess X Snow The moment I walked away from painting this piece, I knew it was going to be defaced, I just didn’t know how soon. I made this piece as a prayer…

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Migration Lens: Alieu, political scientist from The Gambia 

Rebecca Bacon Ehlers The first time I met Alieu Sanneh, he had just finished a full day of classes and taken the commuter rail out to the suburbs to meet us, but he arrived with the demeanor of someone who’d just finished a cup of coffee and was ready to start the day.  As I’ve…

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FastPass; Poemas selfie

By colin cole FastPass With my privileged passport I pass borders forge forward through the gates that white men out or in Keep some out Sum in. Escriben las leyes, sus leyes, Con la misma tinta de 1848…1898…1942…1954…1994……. I feel it in my bowels,Brownell Jr. returning, apuntando point blank. Pero paso, yo, desapercibido, The badges…

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Messages of Resistance and Resilience from Guatemala

By Rebecca Simmons The images that you see below are of messages from Guatemalan indigenous peoples, many of whom call themselves “human rights defenders”. The people who wrote the messages have endured tremendous hardship. Historic trauma resonates throughout generations from a decades-long internal armed conflict that began in the late 20th century and has been…

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Back Alley Cocaine; At the Parking Garage on Burlington

By Nick Bollard Back Alley Cocaine it’s October, getting dark, you’re standing on your two feet in that glistening alley and a shivering school teacher wincing her face pulls out an eight ball and samples you a toot off of the corner of her Sears gift card; you want that ball but have just enough…

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Spotlight: Not an Alien

  Culturework Spotlight is a segment dedicated to recognizing initiatives that foster positive cultural change, human connection, and social justice in new and engaging ways. Not An Alien initiative, a podcast capturing an array of immigrant experiences in the US, is a creative endeavor that that responds to our current cultural shift. yet never allows…

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