Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

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

“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