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Packed and Ready.

Everyone is packed, prepared and headed to bed soon if they know whats good for them. Tomorrow we fly from Victoria to Seattle to Dubai to Chennai, where we’ll hop on a bus for a few hours until we arrive at Tamaraikalm Elder Village. 190 more words

An Uplifting Collection, a Fierce Collection, a Terrifying Collection, a Hopeful Collection

As I read the news and social media about two terrible things that happened in August, I started collecting the articles and videos that spoke to me most personally. 318 more words

What's Your Cause?

On My Mixed Experience with “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

I have this peculiar, twofold, scrambled-egg relationship with “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” the oft-quoted, seminal article written by Peggy McIntosh in the late 1980s. 1,811 more words

Black Angst: Outside The Quite Visible Black Backpack

A professor at Seattle Pacific University recently told me that she requires her students to read Peggy McIntosh’s essay, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. My gut reaction was that of delight and satisfaction. 671 more words