Shifting from a position of privilege as a white, educated, male professional to the marginalized status of a trans, self-employed woman, opened her eyes to the previously invisible people
For 10 years, Shannon Gibney has been researching a novel, letting the story sit and marinate, and then finally writing “Dream Country.”The process started even more than ten years ago. When
I come from a long line of people impacted by arbitrary borders. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents grew up in colonial Kenya along the borders of what was then known
A few years ago I bought the book “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States,” by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, which was a 2015 American Book Award winner. I had
Mama told me I was “tender hearted.” I nursed wounded pets to health and vitality. I cried for sad friends and luckless strangers in TV stories. My students said I had heart. My ancestors tell me
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