On Standing Rock and Allyhood

I was once again met with a sense of discomfort. How does my being there for twenty hours compare to those who have lived there for several months? What does it mean to be an ally when you are not on the front lines of the cause? Was my being there just or merely an opportunity to make myself feel better?

Waiting with La Virgen

"Well, we'll have to leave early because we need to get to church!" It was an unspoken expectation and excitement that everyone would be present for the celebration of La Virgen de Guadalupe.

Playing With Fire

Fire burns – it can both smolder and flare; it can nourish and destroy, it can comfort and inspire fear.