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Our Animals, Ourselves

In their passionate and powerful essay, Astra Taylor and Sunaura Taylor call for socialist feminist solidarity with nonhumans and explain that we need much more than vegan products to consume — “we need a paradigm shift.” While the trauma inflicted on people and animals by these industries isn’t the same, it is interconnected. We are […]

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My Friend Goo

When the pandemic upended her daily life, Deb Olin Unferth started walking, and one day met a goose. A measured, tender tale of loss and love and difficult friendship — one that warns you throughout that a sting is coming, but manages to sneak up and wallop you anyway. He was feisty, the town bully, […]

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The Coyotes in the HOA

A short poignant essay from Thao Thai about coyotes, a neighborhood Facebook HOA group, belonging, migration, and the immigrant experience. Coyotes are known to claim territories for their families, even unconventional ones like bustling downtown streets in Chicago. Like me, coyotes blossom in familiarity. I admire their resilience, but I sometimes wonder if it’s worth […]