Ijeoma Oluo helps this writer understand her own privilege

In a talk at Seattle's The Riveter, Ijeoma Oluo spoke about systems of power, identity and privilege — particularly when it comes to the responsibility of writers.
May 16, 2018
Activists hold signs as they rally in support of Planned Parenthood on "National Pink Out Day" on the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles this week, in the face of conservative calls to pull federal funding for the controversial women's health organization. (Photo from REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni)

Women of Color deserve a voice in the debate over Planned Parenthood

When conservatives and Planned Parenthood face off over abortion rights, you probably won't hear from those with the most at stake: women of color
Oct 1, 2015
Rachel Dolezal resigned as President of the Spokane NAACP after it was revealed that she'd misrepresented her race for years.

How Rachel Dolezal’s lies hurt black people

For Rachel Dolezal, appropriating a black identity was easier than putting in real work as a white ally.
Jun 15, 2015
Natnael Moges and Eyobe Alemu play two boys living in the Yesler Terrace housing project in the 1990's in the short film "Hagereseb."

What Seattle is losing in Yesler Terrace redevelopment

Two short films playing at SIFF this weekend present the changing face of the Yesler Terrace housing project.
May 21, 2015