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What Kwanzaa Can Teach Us About Resistance

3 weeks ago

The holiday of Kwanzaa (which is celebrated each year from December 26th through January 1st) was created less than 50 years ago in Los Angeles, by a Black nationalist, Dr. Maulana Karenga. Like many within the Black Liberation movement, Dr….

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9 Ways to Make the Holidays Happy

1 month ago

It’s that time again: “the holidays.” Thanksgiving has come and gone, ushering in the busy season of meals and gifts and travel. Even those of us with zero family conflict (you’re out there, right??) can dread this annual marathon of…

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Friendsgiving: A New Tradition

2 months ago

When I moved from New York to Los Angeles, I didn’t fully realize that I was moving away from my entire family. As I fell quickly into Jewish communities here, the Jewish holidays weren’t a problem. But then people started…

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How Hawaiian Nerds Saved Me

2 months ago

“If anyone saved me, it was the science fiction people.” – Harlan Ellison I grew up on the island of Maui, Hawaii during the 1990’s and loved sci-fi, fantasy and comics. Movies like Jurassic Park, Star Wars and Back to…

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Living with Fibromyalgia

8 months ago

Every day we see people and we ask “how are you?” There are days when I really want to answer, “right now I am in so much pain that my clothes are hurting me, and my hair is burning my…