“I think a safe space is one of deep listening and deep caring.”
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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!
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I met Deborah Kampmeier at a workshop in November. We were two weeks post-election; the room was raw with emotion, and electric with conversations about resistance. This tall, badass woman dressed in all black sauntered into the room, and chose a seat at the table. When she read, my solar plexus exploded, and I couldn’t stop […]
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