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Monsanto: A Beginner’s Guide To The World’s Most Dangerous Corporation (2016)

On May 21st, 400 protests in 38 nations joined a grassroots effort called March Against Monsanto. But who is Monsanto and why should you know about them? You may not think you’re familiar with Monsanto, but you probably eat Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) created by them every day. They created the first GMO in 1985

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The Deep Web Could Make Human Smuggling Safer

  In July, while traveling in Moldova (two days after I was arrested in Transniestria) I had coffee with a stranger. We discussed lots of things, and the sum of the parts got me thinking about something new: Could new technologies be used add accountability to illegal migration contracts? I did enough research to convince

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Sometimes I Get Arrested

I’ve published accounts of three different arrests, on three different continents, in three different publications. That seems worth celebrating.

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Illegal

This is the prologue to my book-in-progress “Illegal.” It will be published in the 2014 UEA MA Creative Writing Anthology, out this week.

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Without Me

The week that the Iraq War began was spring break. I went back to New York for a few days and took the train into Manhattan with some friends for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. I knew there would be a lot of people out in the streets so I wore an old tee-shirt and

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Home

It took me a long time to realize that I will always be an American. Wherever I go, whatever I do, I can never change where I am from.

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Dialogue excerpt from Illegal (my book-in-progress)

This is an excerpt from my book-in-progress. I am describing some volunteer work I did in Ecuador.   All the children knew I was different, but some couldn’t quite grasp the concept. “Are you going to your country now?” one boy asked when I walked my bike out of the building, getting ready to leave

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On Writing

Memoir is the journey from protagonist to narrator and the distance between the two propel the book forward. I am only now beginning to understand this. All along I have been writing memoir like novel, trying to show arc solely within the protagonist. Writing is incredibly humbling because you are constantly realizing that there is

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