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A non-binary person walked by

Gail Wronsky Pedestal
The southern California poet Gail Wronsky writes with pride (and pleasure and dignity) about her child who no longer passes as a binary daughter.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Holocaust Paintings

Anna Ulinich The Forward
The exhibition “Rendering Witness: Holocaust-Era Art as Testimony” demonstrates the power of art. The artists may have been silenced in the homicide of the Nazi 's final solution, but their clandestine art work survives as an outspoken memory.

Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Philosophies, Practices, Contestations

Lars Cornelissen Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
This book of case studies of countries across the global North and South examines neoliberalism's impact on legal, corporate, and public governance, and looks at how those ways of governing pose a challenge to democracy.

Are Black Women Being Let Down By TV’s Mental Health Storylines?

Jazmin Kopotsha Refinery29
Bearing in mind the statistics that confirm the stigma surrounding mental health among black and Asian communities, it wouldn’t be too much of a jump to make the correlation between ethnic minorities successfully seeking help for mental health.

To Combat Antisemitism, Write a Villanelle

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach Rattle
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach wrote this poem in response to the presidential executive order changing the status of “Jew” from a religion or ethnicity to a nationality.

The Trinidadian That Inspired Sam Mendes’ WWI Epic, ‘1917’

Janine Mendes-Franco Global Voices
'1917' is based on Alfred Mendes’ role as a messenger when he served in the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, training as a signaller in France. He was thereafter sent to Belgium, with the rest of his battalion, to win back the village of Poelcappelle.