The Global Community + Haiti

January 25, 2010By Nati

Thought I’d share this essay from Immortal Technique (from Davey D‘s website), on Haiti’s history and present day context.  It synthesizes the history and offers some interesting analysis – really worth the full read.  What a line: “The mythology of racial superiority began to take the shape of an ancient death mask from classical antiquity.” … Read More


January 20, 2010By Nati

Looking forward to this book from Isobel Coleman (Read her recent essay, ‘The Better Half’) – Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East.  Comes out in April, 2010. “Dr. Coleman is currently working on her latest book, which examines the role of women in bringing reform to the Muslim world. Paradise … Read More

‘Don’t know why you searching…

January 20, 2010By Nati

…not knowing what the FUCK you looking for.’ -Man (appeared homeless) along Venice Boardwalk approaches me while I look to the sunset Thanks for the message, Mother Earth.  I’m paying attention to you, and the messengers – in whatever form they approach.

“All I wanted to do was dance…

January 20, 2010By Nati

…what I got instead was esto, she said, opening her arm to encompass the hospital, her children, her cancer, America.” -From Junot Diaz‘s ‘Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’ Caption: Abuela Luisa…por la costa en Colombia.