We’ve Always Been Here, Fighting | Poetry Foundation

For the past four years, I’ve edited Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, published by Lambda Literary. In May, the journal appeared as a print anthology that surveys nearly 100 years of queer poets of color, beginning with the Harlem Renaissance. In celebration of Pride month, I’ve invited ten contributors from the book to … Continue reading We’ve Always Been Here, Fighting | Poetry Foundation

‘It’s nothing like a broken leg’: why I’m done with the mental health conversation | The Guardian

TW: talk of self harm and suicide. It’s never been easier to open up – but hashtag healthcare doesn’t help people like me I am bleeding from the wrists in a toilet cubicle of the building I have therapy in, with my junior doctor psychiatrist peering over the top of the door, her lanyards clanking … Continue reading ‘It’s nothing like a broken leg’: why I’m done with the mental health conversation | The Guardian

Susan Sarandon arrested at anti-Trump protest | The Guardian

The actor was among hundreds of women charged in Washington at a rally against the US president’s immigration policy. Susan Sarandon was among 575 women arrested in Washington on Thursday after they staged a sit-in protest against Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy inside a Senate office at the Department of Justice. Source: Susan Sarandon arrested … Continue reading Susan Sarandon arrested at anti-Trump protest | The Guardian

After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

I felt so invisible that sometimes being bashed was a relief – at least the thugs were engaging with me There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal … Continue reading After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith