How NOT to Speak to the Mom of a Special Needs Kid

Ashley and I were the last hangers-on from a fun play date at a popular local playground. The restaurant by the playground is relatively cheap and delicious, so there are always a passel of parents there with kids. And it tends to attract a particularly Austin-y crowd: diverse, hippie-ish, a little granola. Ashley and I … More How NOT to Speak to the Mom of a Special Needs Kid

Refugees 101

Because of my experiences working with refugees, and the fact that I keep ranting with love on social media, several people have asked me questions that I thought I might best bring together in one post. To the best of my ability, I’ve linked to neutral and/or reputable sites to back up my statements below. … More Refugees 101

Notes on Nadia

If you haven’t been following me on Facebook or Twitter this week, you may have missed my as-told-to piece with ‘Nadia Al Moualem’ for Vox.com. I wrote the story following an interview that lasted for several hours with Nadia and her family in early December (the names ‘Nadia and Mohamad Al Moualem’ are pseudonyms–the family … More Notes on Nadia