Archive for January 2017

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees
This morning, I was talking with my thirteen-year-old about how a ban on refugees is a metaphor for a ban on adoptions, particularly adoptions from foster care. “How was I like a refugee?” my daughter asked. “Do you think you wanted to leave your first home?” I asked her. “No,” she answered. “You had to... Read more »

Women's March on Chicago: A Movement, Not A Moment.

We met early in the morning with a group of friends, about thirty of us in all. The younger kids all wrote their moms’ phone numbers on their arms with a Sharpie. The moms and dads carried backpacks full of snacks, sunglasses, water bottles, and sunblock (yes, sunblock for January in Chicago – climate change is... Read more »