Amelia Rina is a writer and editor based in Portland, OR, on the unceded territories of the Clackamas and Cowlitz nations. She is the founder of Variable West.
Critical CatastrophesBy Amelia Rina
This year, it seems, has been an endless stream of events labeled catastrophes. The refugee crisis, Brexit, Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the failed Colombian peace referendum, Aleppo, Standing Rock, innumerable terrorist attacks across the globe, and now the election of Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States.
Seeds, Sharing, ManifestosBy Amelia Rina
The distillation of ideas necessary for an impactful manifesto feels far too reductive in a world whose complexities, contradictions, and crises have exploded into our lives as though someone dropped a match into a bag of fireworks.