• On Major Decisions and Regret

    This past Thursday, I participated in a local storytelling project, Testify¬†(their Tumblr has more info). It was my second time (I performed in their first show and then this time in their anniversary show). The theme was “Hindsight” and as soon as I heard about the theme, I knew I had a story I wanted …

  • My Latest: The History of Race And Football In Austin

    In this month’s issue of the Texas Observer, I have a feature on the history of race and football in Austin. It was months in the making and I’m proud of the work. You can now read it online at their site. The feature goes from the segregated Jim Crow days of the early 1940s …

  • Abortion, Shame, And Hospital Privileges

    [warning: post contains discussion of molestation and sexual assault] In the September issue of Texas Monthly, Erica Grieder has a Q+A with Kyleen Wright,¬†head of the Texans for Life Coalition. It is titled, “The Compassionate Social Conservative.” In one of her first answers, Wright says this about the new hospital privileges law regarding doctors who …

  • Fixing Our Own Communities

    (image on post is from Megan J. Smith) There are people from throughout the country who have journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri over the last nearly two weeks. Many of them journalists, many organizers in their own communities. There are some people who are probably in Ferguson because they want to put their bodies on the …