Rwanda 20 Years Ago

Rwanda 20 Years Ago

Photo credit: Refugees made makeshift crosses to honor those who died in the Benaco Refugee Camp. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post). Originally posted as part of 11 Powerful Images from the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Twenty years ago this month, the...
My Fasting Days

My Fasting Days

I eat so much. Every day. It’s strange: I think about food so much, and at the same time–I take it for granted. It’s always there, always available.  In all of my now long(ish) life, I’ve never had to worry about food. Even when growing up in...
10 Years of Darfur, 100 Days for Darfur

10 Years of Darfur, 100 Days for Darfur

I became active in the Darfur movement in late 2004. I did not know exactly how I’d be able to participate in alleviating what was and continues to be overwhelming human suffering. I just knew I needed to act. One of the very first campaigns I helped create and...