5 Reasons We’re Not Your Mascots

5 Reasons We’re Not Your Mascots

I’m not anyone’s mascot. As a citizen of the Muscogee Creek tribe, there are some factors I would like for readers to consider, especially those still arguing that naming sports teams after Native Americans is somehow not demeaning or dehumanizing. Before...
Could it Be the Last Days?

Could it Be the Last Days?

The letter came in a business-sized envelope, but it was hand addressed in bold print with a complete return address and an honest-to-God stamp. How often does that happen? I noted the Raleigh postmark but didn’t recognize the sender’s name, so I opened it with some...
When Your Trauma Triggers Itself into Vivid Remembrance

When Your Trauma Triggers Itself into Vivid Remembrance

It is impossible to overestimate the impact of a traumatic experience on any individual or group. In my experience – with myself and with others – the injury that occurs when an assault takes place on body or mind has lasting and unpredictable aftereffects. I offer an...