The Named, The Nameless
Winner of the Jeffster Award for
Best Social Justice Blog
Gail Langstroth is a poet, eurythmist and a visual artist. She is also a writer and the winner of a Jeffster Award for the moving essay she wrote for Vox Populi Sphere.com, an online journal. A good friend of Intersections, Gail has volunteered time and talent to us supporting many of our events, including our Ribbons of Hope installation, created in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Her award winning essay, The Named, The Nameless begins with her reflections of that experience. Read More
Having lived in Europe for over three decades, the theme of race was not a burning issue to me. It wasn’t until I returned to the U.S. that a need to awaken, and face this issue, became urgent. Please join me in the conversation.
Muzungu, Muzungu! Children scream as they touch my white skin and run. Muzungu, Muzungu!
December, 2012, I am in Nakuusi, Uganda, a small African village, population 180. Early each morning I am taken, along with Sylvia’s younger nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters, in a rickety pickup to the day’s eurythmy* movement class. It’s the rainy season, so the roads are pitted with gullies and potholes.[...] Read More
The Women in the Mango Tree
Out, In, On, Under — the difference a preposition can make.
I am sitting in a blue plastic lawn chair on the cement porch of a mud-brick home in Nakuusi, Uganda. Bosco, the farmhand, is raking coffee beans on the packed dirt. He diligently shuffles and rearranges the beans with a home-made, board-like rake.[...] Read More