• Habesha Fasika Petros

    IHOP french toast

    on stealing back empty hours

    February 18, 2021
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    Gray hush of the predawn morning. Blue gravel cracks under my heels. We are lit up by the twinkle of my light-up sneakers, blue-pink-orange LEDs bursting with every footfall. My mom lifts me into my cushioned booster seat, but I buckle the seatbelt myself. She gets in the driver’s side, my father in the passenger […]

    reaching for the radical

    my unfinished exploration of the left

    February 5, 2021
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    CONTENT WARNING: sexual assault There’s a Twitter thread that pops up on my feed every once in a while that poses the essential question: “What radicalized you?”  Many responses recount the specific news story that shocked them to their core, a favorite eye-opening book they’d read, or a family member’s wise words. Personally, I can’t […]