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We’ve Always Been Here, Fighting | Poetry Foundation

For the past four years, I’ve edited Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, published by Lambda Literary. In May, the journal appeared as a print anthology that surveys nearly 100 years of queer poets of color, beginning with the Harlem Renaissance. In celebration of Pride month, I’ve invited ten contributors from the book to […]

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Healthcare & Wellness

‘It’s nothing like a broken leg’: why I’m done with the mental health conversation | The Guardian

TW: talk of self harm and suicide. It’s never been easier to open up – but hashtag healthcare doesn’t help people like me I am bleeding from the wrists in a toilet cubicle of the building I have therapy in, with my junior doctor psychiatrist peering over the top of the door, her lanyards clanking […]

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Divergent News

DFCS sued over homicide drowning of autistic boy, 10, in DeKalb

The grandmother of Kentea Williams, an autistic 10-year-old allegedly drowned by his adoptive dad in DeKalb County, is suing the Division of Family Children Services for not properly handling previous claims of abuse. Source: DFCS sued over homicide drowning of autistic boy, 10, in DeKalb

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Divergent News

How People Judge the Exclusion of Others – Is it Their Own Fault? | Disabled World

The way people view social exclusion of others varies depending on how much they think the excluded person is to blame, and is heavily influenced by how similar group members are to each other Source: How People Judge the Exclusion of Others – Is it Their Own Fault? | Disabled World

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Susan Sarandon arrested at anti-Trump protest | The Guardian

The actor was among hundreds of women charged in Washington at a rally against the US president’s immigration policy. Susan Sarandon was among 575 women arrested in Washington on Thursday after they staged a sit-in protest against Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy inside a Senate office at the Department of Justice. Source: Susan Sarandon arrested […]

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Culture & Community

After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

I felt so invisible that sometimes being bashed was a relief – at least the thugs were engaging with me There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal […]

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Divergent News

New York Woman Is Nation’s First Lobbyist With Down Syndrome | Disability Scoop

There are lots of people trying to sway federal lawmakers, but no one else is quite like Kayla McKeon, Capitol Hill’s first-ever registered lobbyist with Down syndrome. Source: New York Woman Is Nation’s First Lobbyist With Down Syndrome | Disability Scoop