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  • Editorial | Ceasefire now

    “We believe we are witnessing the horrors of genocide, that it is wrong, and that we, as reporters — no matter how small we are — must stand on the side of truth in relaying this tragic reality.”

  • The Briar Patch | Banging on pots

    “My mom — or was it my aunt Annie? — told me that my Grandma Ira used to cry while banging on pots and singing hymns when she was in despair. I always wondered what hymns she sang; no one could recall.”

  • The Briar Patch | Crying in the weeds

    “Something in the denseness of the brush sounded like the words, ‘We missed you.’ Maybe not words, maybe emotion, maybe vibration, I can’t quite describe it.”

  • The Briar Patch | Mothering motherwort

    “This spring, the inspiration to grow motherwort came through a dear herbalist friend — at a time in which I am cajoling myself through a life phase that feels far less pristine than anticipated.”

  • The Briar Patch | Why I left ‘higher’ education

    “I was also exploited, through the insidious drum beat of indoctrination that many of us believe — you know, that I chose this profession not to make money, but out of some higher noble purpose.”

  • The Briar Patch | Love thy neighbor

    “I guess I took it for granted that both Richardsons would always be around. They greeted me when I arrived home for the first time wearing that yellow outfit.”

  • The Briar Patch | Seeing the Self Beyond Addiction

    “Through my own family experience, I know the throes of addiction can be a revolving door, a process that challenges even the saintliest of saint’s capacity to forgive.”

  • The Briar Patch | The Myth of Reproductive Agency

    “We stand on the precipice of a time in which the reproductive rights of millions of teenage girls and women hang in the balance in the shadow of a disintegrating medical system and toxic patriarchy.”

  • The Briar Patch | Venerating our Black girls

    “Black women in this community are not a monolith — there are plenty of us who had different experiences within the social framework of this community.”

  • The Briar Patch | Horses and synchronicity of spirit

    “These boundaries — fluid, but rigid at the same time — are hard to navigate in Yellow Springs, particularly as a Black woman.”

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