“There is a master way with words which is not learned but is instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper…” ― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms When I first considered this word strike, it was because I was considering participation…… Continue reading 30


[NOTE: Much of the information contained herein are of things of which I have no memory. These are eye-witness accounts from friends and family, words I scribbled in notebooks, rudimentary drawings when scribbling was no longer possible, and doctors’ and nurses’ notes from hospital records (which were obtained after years of requests and an Act of…… Continue reading 27


When you are not using your voice one of the things that you spend your time doing is think about conversations—ones you’ve had in the past, ones you want to have now, words that you’ve heard that have changed your life, that have changed the trajectory of your path and redirected your footsteps. Most of…… Continue reading 21