activism New York Reflections

A call to action: Be (more) political

Last Saturday November 7th we received the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected president and vice-president of the United States in the 2020 presidential election. This was widely celebrated by many in the US and all over the world. I was walking in my Brooklyn neighborhood while on the phone with my …

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health Hong Kong Reflections tokyo

Cancer in the time of coronavirus

A hermit crab, when confronted with potential danger, seeks safety inside its outer shell. As the crab grows, it needs to move into larger empty shells to survive, exposing it to danger with each change. “Maybe hermit crabs are my spirit animals,” I said to my husband, Julien, who humored me with a half-smile and …

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