Mia Mingus on disability, access, and autonomy: “When someone is helping me with access, I am vulnerable; I am interdependent with them, even if they don’t realize it.”
“Today, even before I open my email, my blood pressure spikes thinking of all the requests, problems, and complaints I’m likely to find.” Jane Friedman receives a lot of emails from students, strangers, and aspiring writers — all asking for help and advice. But does she respond?
Hilton Als on photographer Diane Arbus’ uncanny ability to capture the humanity of her marginalized subjects.
Children. So pure. So naive. So funny. My son cracks me up, warms my heart. And gives me hope. Everyday, he is everything to me. As an only child he is a bit of a chatter-box and knows he’s front in center in our lives. That’s ok. He should feel secure. Now with all […]
The editors at Tropics of Meta compile their favorite posts from 2016, on topics including architecture, hip hop, and politics — both tragic (the Orlando shooting, the US presidential election) and inspiring (struggles for social justice).
Hanny Kusumawati ponders her need for downtime and what the concept of “home” means to her: “I live best the way I travel best: slowly.”
Discussing how privilege factors into Gilbert’s story and success.