Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Unwell World

While doing my freelance copyediting work at a midwestern cafe this afternoon, two clean-cut, friendly, white men sat near me and began to chat about their passion for Christianity. One … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Collective Works of Grief: Unsettling Loss, Reinhabiting Humanity” anthology, ed. Cindy Milstein, forthcoming AK Press

Note: below you’ll find the overarching frame for an anthology I’m pulling together, Collective Works of Grief: Unsettling Loss, Reinhabiting Humanity (AK Press, forthcoming 2017). Stay tuned for more details, … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment


If you know me, you know I don’t like to be in photos. It’s the residue of years of arguments when my dad tried to take “act natural” photos that … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

No Future But Now

From nearly the first moment of my arrival in Greece on October 5, I was met with the greatest of hospitality — a hospitality equal parts warmth, solidaristic egalitarianism, and … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

New Moon, Constant Love

On this night of a new moon, July 15, I want to send three little words out to anyone who needs them. I know some folks near and dear to … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Rehumanizing Ourselves

Sometimes, if we listen real close, our subconscious speaks louder than the cacophony of voices that we’re thoroughly aware of. That we are, in fact, surround-sounded by, until most of … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Weaker Than

  “my heart is weak,” they replied “mine too,” i echoed to no one, knowing no one will believe me but it is so so weak weak from wanting weak … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment