Archive | April, 2012

“That’s a Very Beautiful Baby,” the Homeless Man Said

“That’s a very beautiful baby,” the homeless man who sits on a ledge at a corner near my residence uttered as we walked by. I see him on a regular basis sometimes passing him on my way and seeing him again in that same spot hours later when I return. On this especially warm day, […]

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The Cure for the Common Everything

I look down at my Blackberry and read David’s text: “I’m on my way, amor.” My husband – who is also suffering from a cold – is racing to pick up the required “medicine” to fix the madness cruising both our body systems and provoking chills, fevers, headaches and the sense that the world is […]

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Adriana Pavon Wants to Help Your Career In Fashion

I grew-up in Mexico City in a family with sparse resources – some call it poor. My two sisters and I shared the workload within the household. I was cooking by the time I was 10. My parents, who worked very hard for little pay, encouraged us to make our own toys and games and […]

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Survivors of Sexual Assault: Learn to Heal

NOTE: Take Back the Night was a fabulous, meaningful event on April 13, 2012. But not to worry if you missed it! Want to pursue healing? Well, then, heck, contact Detroit’s Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness (SASHA) But also read Kalimah’s important story below … I am a survivor of rape during […]

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Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)

The Contours signed with Motown in 1960 and 50 years later I was dancing to one of their songs in the streets of Philly, as part of what is believed to be the first ever Crip Flash Mob*. Along with hundreds of other academics and activists, I was attending the Society for Disability Studies annual […]

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