Control What You Can.

I’ve just finished one of the most hellish weeks of my life. In the course of just 7 days, I’ve gone from business as usual, to finding out my grandma has an inoperable, extremely aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme that will, barring a miracle in the most literal sense of the word, kill her.…

Witness Intimidation: A Primer

It’s snowing outside my window. The brightness of the Christmas lights on our pine trees (yes, yes we have Christmas lights pre-Thanksgiving, don’t @ me) fades as daylight tries to peek through the ever-present gray clouds of a Minnesota winter morning. Stores are already jam-packed on the daily with people vying for the best deal…

That Which Silences Hate

(Image: The Guardian)  “It came back with a rush: the huge room with its harsh overhead lights, the pathetic pile of dresses and shoes in the center of the floor, the shame of walking naked past this man. I could see my sister’s frail form ahead of me, ribs sharp beneath the parchment skin. Betsie,…