Houston Strong: Turning Trauma into Hope

Written by Camille Frey //  The neighborhood I live in is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Houston. Refugees, immigrants, African Americans, Vietnamese, Latinx, and whites call it home. With this great ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity comes the beautiful mosaic of stories lived by its citizens. As I moved into the neighborhood in … Continue reading Houston Strong: Turning Trauma into Hope

Standing on Both Legs: Travel and the Development of a Bilingual-Bicultural Identity

Written by Michael Rau //Someone like me finds writing on travel and justice frustratingly difficult. The difficulty lies not in having nothing to say. Rather, travel is so embedded in who I am that anything I write on travel and justice seems to distill down to an autobiography. So, on this topic, I find writing … Continue reading Standing on Both Legs: Travel and the Development of a Bilingual-Bicultural Identity

Working with Others Towards a Just World

Written by Austin Farrow //  Embracing diversity is perhaps the most important quality in a person who hopes to change the world. Without embracing and working with all members of your community, injustice is unavoidable. This is a bold statement, but it is true. Working toward a more just and equitable world necessitates that we … Continue reading Working with Others Towards a Just World

Empowerment Through Representation: Race and Ethnicity in Children’s Picturebooks

Written by Faye Dorcas Yung // The release of Pixar’s latest movie Coco at the turn of the year reignited the discussion on representation and cultural diversity in mainstream media. Its record-breaking box office results in Mexico are a good illustration of the attraction of relevance—seeing a life story one is familiar with on the big … Continue reading Empowerment Through Representation: Race and Ethnicity in Children’s Picturebooks