I Am a Woman Because I Do Womanhood

I Am a Woman Because I Do Womanhood

Parker Palmer once said that “to be fully alive is to act.” “I understand action to be any way that we can co-create reality with other beings and the Spirit,” he continued. “Action, like a sacrament, is the visible form of an invisible spirit, an outward...
Everywhere You Go, Be Who You Are

Everywhere You Go, Be Who You Are

It was a small story in The Washington Post in May 2015. A young man named Glory Aganze Barongozi spoke of his time in Baltimore as a refugee from Uganda, and how ready he was to leave as his high school graduation neared. He felt small in Africa. He felt smaller in...
What Should We Call Ourselves?

What Should We Call Ourselves?

Mariachi music, Spanish language music and the Spanish channels playing on my abuelita’s TV were how I connected to a culture and language that I only knew about from my parents’ memories. Sure, it was common in Texas with Tejano radio stations, but to know that...
Questioning Racial Identity: Living on Wrong Terms

Questioning Racial Identity: Living on Wrong Terms

“Who am I really?” I first asked this question as an undergraduate student at Buffalo State College. It is not an unusual question or an unusual time to pose it. Away from family members and all things familiar, now was the time to find out who I was. Who was I when...