The Ways We Speak

THE WAYS WE SPEAK Originally published in The Rumpus In the 1998 Flower Valley Elementary production of Peter Pan, I was cast as J.M. Barrie’s mute American Indian Tiger Lily, daughter of the Chieftain Great Big Little Panther, who is captured by the Pirates, then left to drown on Marooner’s Rock before Peter Pan comes to…

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…