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"When you get trapped in the destruction, open the door to creation. "

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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Teresa Suárez: “Hurricane María Also Planted Trees”

By María “Cuca” Súarez Toro for Claridad, ESCRIBANA February 5, 2018   A novel initiative developed by the owner of the Jardin y Vivero Plantas de Caparra, Teresa Suárez Toro could become an example for families and communities to contribute to the reforestation...

Puerto Rico: Majority of legal complaints in “post Hurricane María” devastation based on gender violence

María Suárez Toro ESCRIBANA October 19, 2017   442 cases of requests for protection orders for gender violence under Law 54 have been filed since Hurricane María hit the island on September 20, 2017. Women activists are stepping forward in support of women in...

The day after…taking action after the shocking election of Donald Trump as U.S. President

It is shocking. It is appalling. It is despicable. It is scary. But it is most terrifying to the millions of people who face threats to their lives with promises to deport them all, to build a wall, to block them from entering the fortress of the US. It was working...

A Child’s Wish: Listening to Children’s Voices in the Immigrant Rights Movement

It is my wish…that my mom will always be with me…that our family can stay together…that my dad could be with me again…. that I don’t have to be afraid anymore…   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtEOWz0WL0U&feature=youtu.be "A Child's Wish," a PSA from the "This...

The Endometriosis Diaries, Part I: If Pain Could Speak

  By Nadia Kaneva Nadia is a woman, author and scholar who has written a series of blogs entitled "The Endometriosis Diaries" about  her own painful and frustrating experiences of diagnosis and treatment.  We present Part One of the series here, and the rest can...

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