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Scholar, writer, feminist, antiracist activist, artist.

Real Name: Kali Tal

Gender: Female

Location: Bern, Switzerland

Groups: White Privilege Working Group, Pro Choice, Military Community Members of Daily Kos, HIV AIDS Action, Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism, Barriers and Bridges, RaceGender DiscrimiNATION, Okiciyap (we help)

Hobbies: music, books, glass bead-making, art journaling, cooking, travel, hiking, photography

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Diaries published: 54 (423 days since last diary on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 03:29 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 2005 (386 days since last comment on Thu May 08, 2014 at 12:21 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 2236

Total Comment Ratings: 5767

Most Recommended Diary: White Privilege Diary Series #1 - White Feminist Privilege in Organizations, 481 comments, 313 recommends

People Following hepshiba: 172

hepshiba's Most Recent Diaries:

About 30 years ago I wrote about the disfranchisement campaigns after the Civil War and during the Populist movement of the 1880s-1890s. Leafing through some old papers, I realized that the topic ...
by hepshiba
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 03:29 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Sexism and racism (and homophobia and classism and ableism—add your own identity oppression here) are so woven into the fabric of our daily life that that the barrage wears even the most open-...
by hepshiba
Comment Count 158 comments on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM PDT with 119 Recommends
This is an essay directed at allies--all allies, in all struggles for justice and equity.  My presumption is that you want to be good allies , and that you earnestly believe in the causes for which ...
by hepshiba
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
There was PTSD news about more than veterans today! This news roundup includes a discussion of the racism of RoseChasm's widely read CNN article about her experience of sexual harassment in India; ...
by hepshiba
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
A couple of folks complained that all I seemed to cover was combat-related PTSD.  That's because almost all the PTSD-related news stories that Google serves up are about that population.  So, to ...
by hepshiba
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 01:57 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
It wasn't genocide! It was PTSD! The story that wins the prize for the Most Loathsome Example of Exploiting Sympathy for PTSD to Excuse Egregious Behavior is...  " Excessive drinking, PTSD plagued ...
by hepshiba
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM PDT with 7 Recommends

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