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Leslie Verner

The Ugly Truth About Diversity

The Ugly Truth About Diversity 1920 1440 Leslie Verner

Iam a white girl in a white city and I would never identify myself as a racist, but how many people of other races would actually call me “friend”? Until…

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Mourning And The Duty To Delight

Mourning And The Duty To Delight 1920 1280 Leslie Verner

Acollective heaviness is caving in on us. With terrorism striking even holy Islamic sites, countries advising their citizens not to travel to the U.S. or wear traditional clothing here, many…

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When you’ve lost your wings

When you’ve lost your wings 150 150 Leslie Verner

Severed by scissors, angled and severe. Holy hearts, diamonds, circles emerge as corners are snipped, possibilities removed. Paper flutters to the floor; wings litter the ground like waste. We gingerly…

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I once was (color) blind, but now…

I once was (color) blind, but now… 150 150 Leslie Verner

I shifted my feet as we stood in the slow, snaking security line at the Denver airport. Reaching down to remove my sandals and place them on the conveyor belt,…

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