Humans of Cortina

Fall Break Service Trip Reflection: Kelsey in West Virginia

Up until my service trip to West Virginia, I had only ever read or heard about the kind of poverty I encountered on my trip. As Sister Pat put it, generational poverty has a unique culture of acceptance with a mindset of hopelessness. We passed miles and miles of small homes that were falling apart,… Continue reading Fall Break Service Trip Reflection: Kelsey in West Virginia

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Photo Friday: Dignity Shots

We forget that even things like Holiday cards can be a matter of separating those who "have " and those who "have not." While some are busy sending out the most beautiful picture of their beautiful children in front of a beautiful tree on their beautiful vacation, enclosed with a letter about all the beautiful… Continue reading Photo Friday: Dignity Shots

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Molly’s Defense of Beauty: The Transcendence of the Animal Nature

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.” - Che Guevara I’ll preface this by saying that my political beliefs have been nearly everywhere on the spectrum. Currently, according to my voter registration, I am non-partisan, but judging by my hair, piercings, and undying love for Conor Oberst,… Continue reading Molly’s Defense of Beauty: The Transcendence of the Animal Nature

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Monday Meditation: On The Peace of the Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On The Peace of the Wild Things

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Beauty: A Justice Issue?

Recently, my Facebook newsfeed has been exploding with “this person and this person read this article…” I believe the cause for this is some new application facebook added. I have [unintentionally] noticed a trend in the articles my female facebook friends have been reading. Ninty percent of the articles being read [at least according to… Continue reading Beauty: A Justice Issue?