good vibes on the street

This morning I went downtown to get some bread from the weekend farmer’s market. I was sitting all alone at a table waiting for the line to go down when a woman selling Street Vibes, an activist paper fighting homelessness (and largely distributed, managed, and written by individuals who are or have been homeless), walked […]

community: watch this, read this, feel this

andrea gibson’s poetry is brilliant like a super smart crown jewel, watch her perform her spoken word piece, “Say Yes”: Andrea Gibson – Say Yes – YouTube. (via andrea gibson is so many things. she is a beautiful writer, speaker, poet, and activist/voice for women, queer, trans*, and abused individuals. she speaks out and […]

community: Facebook’s Hate Speech Problem |

When three Chicago area teens were charged over the weekend with raping a 12-year-old girl — and then posting a video of the assault on their Facebook pages – it was a tale that was as revolting as it was entirely plausible. After all, you don’t have to look far at all on Facebook to find images of […]