Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Never Stop Caring

Note: This piece is the introductory essay for the 2019 Certain Days calendar. I’m honored to be part of this remarkable project, which raises funds for those behind bars while … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

From an Alley to Unist’ot’en: Solidarity

The alleys of so-called Montreal (aka Tio’tia:ke) are a special joy, even in the dead of winter and capital/state-fueled climate catastrophe. They are spaces where people engage in decommodified life … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Eight Reflections: Hanukkah 2018

Night 1: To all my fellow rebel jews, though the space may be far between us geographically at this moment, sending out especial love and light on this first night … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

#Gentrification: Some Montreal Moments

#Gentrification: when the Greek-immigrant barber you used to go to whenever you were visiting/living in Montreal, and who said he’d been cutting hair in the same spot for 50 years … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · 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

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