You can’t escape the individual narratives that creep into the conversation, and Gamergate as an entity has become a symbol of the overriding misogyny in gamer politics.
My hero is Chris DeRose, founder of Last Chance for Animals, who in a true stealth rescue operation, broke into a university laboratory and saved the dogs, cats who had been cut open, loosely stitched back together, keeping their organs from slipping out of their bodies while the grateful ...
I realized that people respond better when we infuse our words with a more passionate showing. The more feelings we add to what we are saying, the better the connection. The more engagement we add to our interactions, the better we live.
What if we rewarded kindness instead of singing, compassion instead of acting, and generosity instead of sport? What if our heroes spread fulfillment instead of entertainment, dedication not distraction, and what if we didn’t need a reason to cry?
When I spoke with Hoque about his writing process, the conversation became deeply personal. We both concurred that writing was a sacred element that can bring about social, cultural, spiritual and political change, healing and opening minds of turbulent nations around the world and within ourselves.
For as difficult as it is for me to get out of bed, it was just as hard to get out of that relationship. And as out of the question it is for me to avoid hitting that tempting Snooze button, it was just as impossible for me to not accept the re-invitation from that horrid yet irresistible man.
I am a romantic and quite an old-fashioned one. I probably would’ve been best-suited for the days of Jane Austen and the Victorian-esque style of all things desire and love. Though the clash therein would’ve been in the sense that I am way too headstrong and would’ve had issue with the ...