Don’t Ever Whisper
decolonization / famalaoan / lepblo siha / nuclear bombs

Don’t Ever Whisper

(This review of the biography Don’t Ever Whisper was recently published by the Journal of Pacific History at the Australian National University, by Angela L. Robinson of the University of California, Los Angeles) In Don’t Ever Whisper Giff Johnson follows the inspiring life story of Darlene Keju (1951–1996), a Marshallese antinuclear activist and community organiser. Johnson, author of several texts … Continue reading

Mother tongue
famalaoan / Ineyak / kuttura

Mother tongue

Hawaiki Rising is a book by Sam Low that covers traditional Pacific navigation.  We are planning to review it in the Fanuchanan 2015 issue of Pacific Asia Inquiry (University of Guam), a special issue on women, gender, children, and the family. Tonight, I watched Sam Low’s documentary The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific with my parents.  It describes … Continue reading

Chemical castration
famalaoan / politiku

Chemical castration

I was invited to speak at the public hearing Monday regarding the proposed Bill 99, the “Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act,” co-sponsored by Senators Brant McCreadie and Tony Ada.  I ended up submitting written comments to Sen. McCreadie’s office instead, as I couldn’t make it to the hearing itself: My name is Elizabeth “Isa” Kelley … Continue reading

CFP: Survival
estoria / famalaoan / nerd

CFP: Survival

Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose WSQ Special Issue Spring 2016: Survival Guest Editors: Frances Bartowski, Elena Glasberg, and Taylor Black To survive is messy, elaborate, layered. The metaphysics of deferral are entwined in the root and the prefix sur (over) vive (life): to live beyond. . . . Posing “Survival” invites the question: What … Continue reading