Month: June 2011

Alex’s Story: The harasser being defended?

For the majority of my life when people made cat calls or honked at me on the street I would just glare back enraged but not saying a word. Well that part of my life is over. At least three times now in Toronto when someone feels the need to tell me something such as … Continued

Ragen’s Story: “I don’t take it as a compliment when you “compliment” me because I know that those words come with strings and expectations attached to them”

Tomorrow is my birthday but I’m working all day and I was off today so my boyfriend took me out all day long for some birthday celebration awesomeness. At one point we ended up at Barnes and Nobel just relaxing and reading and checking things out. It was very nice, until I sat down to … Continued

The Power of Storytelling, Then and Now

BY ALEX ALSTON When we think of the great social movements of the twentieth century we often think of the great icons that appeared at the helms of these struggles. A charismatic preacher from Montgomery who had a dream, a Catholic commander-in-chief who asked us to ask ourselves what we could for our country, or … Continued

Nicola’s Got Nerve

Targeting Women in Upper Washington Heights, and Inwood As a longtime resident of Washington Heights, I had become almost inured to the constant reports of shootings, muggings and other random acts of violence which take place in my neighborhood every day. Until a few months ago, most of those attacks were drug-related, and happened quite … Continued