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Black History Month: Sen. Avel Gordly

[Trigger Warning: rape, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, racism, sexism, misogynoir, ableism] Oregon Sen. Avel Gordly’s Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader is a powerful narrative. A collaboration between Sen. Gordly and her colleague Dr. Patricia Schechter, the book was shaped from twenty-two hours of … Continue reading

Poem: Hot Cocoa

I prefer to sit next to fat people – I don’t mind when our butts meet halfway across the bench not quite too small, not quite wide enough, our sides, our thighs pressing together like giant marshmallows in a small cup. It melts me, melts those hard edges from the day, feeling us subtly quake … Continue reading