A neighborhood in need of a bus

A neighborhood in need of a bus Originally published in The Washington Post The Montgomery County Council recently made $4 million in cuts to transportation services, including the elimination of proposed Ride On bus service to Tobytown that was scheduled to begin Oct. 1. Tobytown is a historically black and low-income mixed-housing development in affluent Potomac, just a couple of…

E. Ethelbert Miller: A Mentor for Social Change

E. Ethelbert Miller: A Mentor for Social Change Read the original in The Writer Center’s Summer Issue. Poet, memoirist, and essayist E. Ethelbert Miller relaxes into a brightly colored classroom chair wearing his signature purple-framed glasses and fedora. Having just come from his talk at American University about Ta-Nehisi Coates’s multiple award-winning memoir, Between the…

A Go-To Guidebook to Resisting Ableism in Trump’s America

Resisting Ableism in Trump’s AmericaA Review of Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People, edited by Alice Wong Originally published by The Deaf Poets Society. The night that 63 million Americans elected Donald Trump to be U.S. president—despite mocking Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Serge Kovaleski, calling deaf actress Marlee Matlin “retarded,” and his long history of…