Stories by Shanta Lee Gander
Issue of Apr 8, 2020 (#556)
- For many of us, sacred space is a myth: Marginalized people have never had access to the public places that we are all now being instructed to avoid
Issue of Feb 12, 2020 (#548)
- Let’s talk and get uncomfortably comfortable, but I will include a recipe: (No. I really did. But we must start in a hard place first.)
Issue of Feb 5, 2020 (#547)
- Not a word, but an action: What does ‘community’ really mean, especially for those who face moments of being outside of it?
Issue of Dec 4, 2019 (#539)
- Beautiful connections: Amber Arnold uses the tools of cultural somatics to help people know themselves within their communities
Issue of Oct 23, 2019 (#533)
- Between and betwixt the known and unknown: Poet Mark Statman talks about his new collection, ‘Exile Home’
Issue of Jul 17, 2019 (#519)
- New work asks big questions at a critical moment: Medina to read from his new work of fiction, ‘The Cuban Comedy’
Issue of Apr 10, 2019 (#505)
- Dispatch from a once-invisible teenager: One of the young people who talked to us described family as sometimes being the source of many problems for young people. That was my situation.
Issue of Mar 13, 2019 (#501)
- Putting our money where our mouth is: Volunteerism can move our Brattleboro arts community forward, but only so far. Statistics show that the area economy thrives on the cultural economy — and the time has come to invest in that economy with an arts fund.
Issue of Jan 23, 2019 (#494)
- Not seeking re-election: a ‘difficult and bittersweet decision’
Issue of Sep 12, 2018 (#476)
- How do we build an enduring Brattleboro?: What is the realistic vision of ourselves, and how does this feed a new vision for our community?
Issue of Oct 11, 2017 (#429)
- The larger issues of Hefner’s legacy: Can we separate actions, flaws, or beliefs of an individual from that person’s meaningful or good contributions to society?
Issue of Sep 6, 2017 (#424)
- Can we talk about our town?: We can ask the difficult questions about the quality of life in Brattleboro only if we honestly look at truths that might not match our perceptions
Issue of Feb 22, 2017 (#396)
- A name is just a name?: Broadening our understanding of Black names
Issue of Sep 23, 2015 (#324)
- The feeling of an ending never goes away: From my days as a youth to now, the intensity of my worlds disintegrating did not lessen, but at certain times, I developed a certain understanding or numbness
Issue of Aug 1, 2012 (#163)
- Dreaming of India: The crazier it sounded and the scarier it became, the more we had to take on this adventure