Daisy Hernández has spent the last four years researching Chagas disease, a heart condition afflicting about 7 million people primarily in Latin America. But she has also learned about the heart’s metaphorical condition — and what happens we we stop seeing each other’s hearts.
From a conference room in Montréal, I prayed silently for Philando’s family and friends. I prayed for my state, which had once again erupted in chaos, just eight months after Jamar Clark, another black man, was shot and killed in North Minneapolis. I prayed for the safety of black lives everywhere because black life is not a given, it’s a blessing.
Why don’t we value a masculinity that embraces tenderness and care? Tony Liu shares the life-affirming joy of his male friendships, and how they have opened him to the possibility of a masculinity that is more nourishing.
Economically privileged parents may think of school as a pipeline to success, but they can be so much more. How underperforming schools can offer a type of education that money could never buy.