June Glasson is an artist, illustrator, designer, and teacher who lives in Millbrook, New York ...
In South Central, a 'Rebel Garden' of True Bounty
Growing a Community Space in L.A. to Heal and To Reconnect to the Land
Being a steward of the earth is a responsibility I hold dear to my heart. That’s why, four years ago, I got involved in creating a raised-bed garden in South Central Los Angeles. We call it the Rebel Garden for Indigenous rebellions seizing land back across the world.
I like to think our garden is one way for our community to reconnect to the land that was forcibly taken from us and serves as a small, living patch where autonomy and healing can blossom.
Gardening is about more than just taking care of plants. I believe that it is important for us to see ourselves as an extension of nature. Just like the networks of mycelium that nature creates when no one is watching that years later produce a thriving forest that can communicate underground, we need to build a pathway with our community ...
Where I Go: Redondo Beach Brings Me Back to Myself
I’m the Keeper of My Family's Memories. My Hometown Is Where I Uncover the Layers of Our Past
Late one afternoon last year, during a troubled time in my life, I took a long walk on the beach.
A day of rain was ending. Watery sunlight shone on glossy streets. It was a brief lull in California’s unrelenting winter. To the west, a layer of cirrus clouds announced another storm approaching. A high wind chased the departing rain, churning the sea into a tangle of waves.
I had been here—the Redondo Beach shoreline at the southern end of Santa Monica Bay—many times before. I spent most of my childhood in a small house about a mile away. Even after moving to Long Beach as a teenager, and eventually leaving California altogether to raise my family in New York City, I never stopped returning to Redondo Beach.
Why do some people return again and again to the places they grew up? Not everyone does ...
Go to Sleep, My City Council
Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Stars, Goodnight to the Government Meetings That Should Close Before the Bars
Let the Kids Rule School Boards
In the Midst of a Bipartisan Attack on Their Educational Rights, It’s Time for Young People to Fight Back
A Modest Proposal: Give High-Speed Rail to Unhoused Californians
Combining Two Failed Golden State Projects Could Save Both. Right?
Could True Crime Make the World a Better Place?
The Genre's Sordid Reputation Goes Back to the 1800s—As Does Its Potential to Inspire Those Disillusioned with the Criminal Justice System
Her Voice Memos and My Grief
A Friend’s Digital Messages in a Bottle Carry on a Centuries-Long Tradition of Auditory Remembrance
Come on Barbie, Let’s Sell Barbies
American Toy Companies, Led by Mattel, Have Entwined Marketing and Entertainment for Over Half a Century
Big Brother Is Watching. But We Can Resist
At Last Night's "What Is the State of Surveillance?" Program, Panelists Spoke About What We Can Do About the Orwellian Present
“Can surveillance be a necessary evil?”
The question came near the end of yesterday’s public program, “What Is the State of Surveillance?,” held at the ASU California Center in the historic Herald-Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles.
The Zócalo panel, presented in partnership with ACLU of Southern California and The Progress Network, had already …
November Poetry Curator Cynthia Greenlee
I Always Wanted to Have Hair Like Ida B. Wells
Environmental Activist and Hip-Hop Artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (Xochimilco)
Kendrick Lamar Would Appreciate My Grandmother’s Chilaquiles
L.A. LGBT Center’s Phillip Picardi
I Let Passion Rule My Life