Stories by Brenda Lynn Siegel
Issue of May 1, 2019 (#508)
- Dangerous, ignorant leadership has no place in drug policy: The remarks of the Vermont commissioner of public safety were dangerous and, true to form, ignore evidence-based realities about opioid-use disorder in the state’s response to a deadly epidemic. It’s time for him to go.
Issue of May 2, 2018 (#457)
- Kaya’s story: One family’s journey through opiate-use disorder, treatment, victory, and heartbreak
- What can we do?: Regardless of how you feel about the disease itself, it does not serve our communities to do anything less than everything we can to stop the opioid epidemic
Issue of Apr 11, 2018 (#454)
- ‘For 30 days, I wore black’: To lose a young person in your family one time in your life is one time too many. To lose two is unthinkable.
Issue of Feb 7, 2018 (#445)
- Powerful and right: ‘I felt sickness that we even needed to raise a Black Lives Matter flag to tell people that their lives matter, that their history matters, that who they are matters. And yet, it is necessary and should be flying at every high school across Vermont and across the country.’
Issue of Nov 8, 2017 (#433)
- Reclaiming our time at the Women’s Convention: ‘I was ready to soak in what I was learning and come back ready to fight longer and harder for progress. I could feel both of my grandmothers walking beside me, their hands in mine, to support me and guide me on this journey’
Issue of Feb 1, 2017 (#393)
- We don’t have a choice anymore: How many of us will put ourselves on the line to protect the values that we have been taught our entire lives as unique to the United States? After the Women’s March on Washington, one newly awakened activist takes a look back and ahead.
Issue of Jan 18, 2017 (#391)
- When it all falls on you: Let’s talk about only parents — the real superheroes who truly do it without a partner’s help