Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Finding Our Way

My friend Jose Cruz shared this stencil of his recently, noting that “bigger than hate is our natural love 4 each other.” He then paired this pair of kids with … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

J20: Keep Loving, Keep Fighting

This time last year, tens of thousands (or more) put their hearts, minds, and bodies into resisting the inauguration of an increasingly fascistic regime — itself embedded in the genocidal … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stay Woke, Stay Kind

To all who carry the weight of this world on their shoulders as a constant companion. To all who can’t not see hierarchy and domination everywhere in this social order. … Continue reading

January 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Light at the Darkest of Times

We humans are pretty simple creatures. Although we may make up all sorts of complicated stories, myths, and holidays as intellectual justification, our need for illumination — whether in the … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

No Justice, Just Us

In this increasingly shattered world that isn’t ours, that isn’t even close to the caring and connective forms of social relations and social organization we aspire to—much as we valiantly … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Name? Everything!

On Tuesday, September 26, hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members interrupted a “debate” on whether to consider changing the name of a University of Michigan building. This “conversation” … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Between the Covers: Rebellious Mourning

AK Press received its shipment today of my edited anthology Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, and not only shared this photo on Instagram but these words too: “I … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 1 Comment