How ‘fair’ is fair trade?


Happy New Year! 2020 symbolizes many new beginnings for people. 2020 is new year, a new decade, and many a milestone (e.g., 100th anniversary of US women’s suffrage, the 75th anniversary of the United Nations). It’s also the year I’m reviving this blog (once again). Reflecting on the last decade and the ups and downs... Continue Reading →

Informed Voting: Official Voter Guides and VOTE411


It seems like the clarion call to "go out and vote" is shriller than ever this year. But the fact remains that merely showing up to the polls and casting a ballot on election day (which, in truth, is becoming intentionally harder for non-rich, non-white voters across the U.S.) is not enough: the power of... Continue Reading →

Call for Submissions: “Native Liberation and Abolition,” a Blog Series


Below is a summary call for submissions from Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics.This is a great opportunity to contribute to the scholarship of abolition, especially for Native/Indigenous scholars! Submissions are due December 1, 2018, though they say they will continue to accept submissions after that time. Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics invites submissions for... Continue Reading →

Fighting the (Q)arceral State: 10/19-20 Lambda 2018 Political Conference


I'll be speaking this weekend at Harvard Law School on the impact of policing and caging transgender people of color for the Lambda 2018 Political Conference. It promises to be a great conference and much needed conversation. It's a free event with refreshments provided. Please come out if you're local! Facebook event details here. Registration... Continue Reading →

Little Milestones Mark the Path of Big Change


As a relatively new scholar and even newer attorney, I often struggle to understand what kind of a difference my efforts make in the world. I look at renowned scholars, activists, and civil rights attorneys and sigh at how little I've done in comparison. My writing hasn't been cited in SCOTUS decisions, I haven't litigated... Continue Reading →

African vegans are a return to tradition – via This Is Africa


If you really want to be an ethical vegan, research all your food – even the plants. Indeed, a great frustration I have with vegans in the global north is the erasure of human exploitation in food systems. Vegans are typically concerned with the wellbeing of charismatic animals and are unbothered about the plight of... Continue Reading →

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