All I want for Christmas is a brand new world.

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In the past 24+ hours, it’s felt like Heaven has been downloading a story to my heart. Background music to this story is Chantal Kreviazuk’s “Invincible” and specifically the words: I’m not the same old girl, no. I want a brand new world. (Can you hear her just belting it out? Love that girl. But, […]

This may soon be a very different world

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In the summer of 1999 I spent a week in New York, sleeping on a former newspaper colleague’s couch in Brooklyn. I remember the two pairs of shoes I bought there: soft gray boots and three-inch platform black sandals. I walked everywhere around the city in my Japanese cotton dress and those black New York […]

We Are More, by Shane Koyczan: Olympic Slampoet

Intimidation, Identity and the Value of a Woman

“If I kill a dog, I will get in trouble. If I kill you, I won’t get in any trouble. No one knows you are here. You don’t exist.” These threats were made by a human trafficker to Flor, a 37-year-old survivor of modern American slavery, who arrived in the U.S. to earn money after […]

Moving Beyond Stereotypes

(Via Jody Wiley Fernando‘s fb page.) As I am pondering the controversy that is currently going on around the marketing campaign for Deadly Viper Character Assassin: A Kung Fu Survival Guide for Life and Leadership, I cannot help but think that this is a very important moment in this continent’s multicultural Story. It is clear […]