Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

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

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

Texas Has My Heart

About a year and a half ago, the good folks at Solidarity Houston hosted me for a short visit. I’d never been to #Houston before, and was struck immediately by … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

As If It Were Today

Death is funny. It plays tricks on you. Death grabs your hand, twirls you around mercilessly, never lets you out of its dance. You become so dizzy, in fact, that … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Most of Us Are Already Illegal

Rainy, gray-gloomy day. News across Turtle Island of white supremacist attacks and even murder as well as white supremacist infrastructure readying its brutal, annihilationist power. Politicians on all sides, from … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Love Letter

I’m not sure I’ve ever received a better love letter (though I’m happy to be proven wrong in the future!). Nor a more startling one, and one that truly warranted … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bookended between “Bitter” and “Sweet”

“Bittersweet”: that’s the lone word, more than any other, that has stuck with me throughout the long, winding journey of gathering the pieces for an anthology on grief, loss, and … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment