Category: heroes

Fists up. Confederates down.

Standing on the right side of history.

Support Proyecto Jardín: A Call to Thought and Action

Human rights and responsibilities Inherent in a proper notion of human rights is its inseparable companion of human responsibilities. Humanity shines brightest when a spirit of care and stewardship infuses our communion with our fellow humans, our sister species, and our mother Earth. Whatever…

Lessons from History for the Here and Now: Thoughts Inspired by “When Muslims Admired the West and Were Admired Back”

I highly recommend reading this article (link below) by UCLA history professor Nile Green. We need to learn more from the lessons of history as we endeavour to forge mutually enriching ties between Muslims and the “western world” in the present. One of the…

Stop Islamophobia: a battle for public opinion

The following is a letter I wrote and posted to Larry Mantle’s Air Talk facebook page, in response to his coverage of the horrific events in San Bernardino. His is by no means the only voice promoting these harmful and erroneous views. People of…

Desperately needed: “Hearts as Big as Cities”

As a Spanish interpreter, I’m constantly in a position to have others speak through me. It’s an honor and a solemn duty to strive to convey their messages safely across cultural frontiers. While my work deals in the crossing of metaphorical borders, vast and…

A Dream Deferred, 2015

Deferred… no longer I. Invaded, Assaulted, Corralled, Shackled, Kidnapped. Dehumanized, Crammed, Shipped, Enslaved, Exploited. “Freed”, Indentured, Tricked, Caricatured, Betrayed. Lynched, Targeted, Humiliated, Demeaned, Railroaded. Profiled, Slandered, Patronized, Marginalized, Brutalized. Stopped, Frisked, Bullied, Clubbed, Incarcerated. Scapegoated, Feared, Hunted, Shot, Murdered. II. Unbroken, Inspiring, Beautiful, Hopeful,…

Man Kills Himself Holding ‘Tax The 1%’ in Front of Capitol—and Nobody Hears About It | Alternet

Man Kills Himself Holding ‘Tax The 1%’ in Front of Capitol—and Nobody Hears About It | Alternet. This is a must-read article (click link above)! The following are comments I posted on the Daily Kos website via my disqus account: “I’m with you all…

1000 Gratitudes

A personal project to increase happiness by 30%

Athena Sky Interpreting

Interpreting, Translation and Interpreter Training