essays

What freedom means to me

A little over two years ago, I took the following photo while touring Mount Rushmore on my way to graduate school in Wisconsin. At the time, I marveled at how tiny the destination actually looks in person, and also at how overwhelmingly white the rock features are. (I mean this literally, although of course the… Continue reading What freedom means to me

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What does it mean to awaken?

In June of 2019, I had an awakening experience that served as the capstone of my life until that time. I have written about this experience here. In response to this, I began publicizing my life more than I had previously. I suddenly felt the wellspring of confidence that it is to be bounded by… Continue reading What does it mean to awaken?

Interview/Talk

(My) racial awakenings, visions of recompense, and an invitation to the skeptical

In this video, I discuss George Floyd's recent death at the hands of police and the awakening it created for me. I discuss the difference between awakened understanding and mental comprehension; the fact that while we can strive for awareness, we cannot control awakening; and the kinds of leadership I envision we will need to… Continue reading (My) racial awakenings, visions of recompense, and an invitation to the skeptical