03/13/17 10:27am
It's not always a great idea to call yourself a "voice for the voiceless." (Gaby Del Valle/Brokelyn)

It’s not always a great idea to call yourself a “voice for the voiceless.” (Gaby Del Valle/Brokelyn)

I really don’t want to make any of this about me, but I’m on vacation in another country right now and I just found out one of my family members is an ardent Trump supporter. This man lives in another country, he’s super into Trump, and he told me that “America should be for Americans,” which makes no sense because he isn’t even American and he used to live in the US. I digress. The point of this is that we all have a Trump-supporting relative (or a lot of them), and engaging with them can be pretty difficult. Thankfully, this week’s lineup of activist events includes a workshop on how to talk to them, plus rallies and letter-writing campaigns, and a few parties and benefit shows to let off some steam. Onward: (more…)

03/06/17 1:15pm
Ask her!

Ask her! Photo by Gaby Del Valle / Brokelyn

It’s finally here, y’all: the women’s strike. And while the strike is intended to show just how much work women do, and is ultimately one of the biggest shows of force this week, that doesn’t mean every woman has the ability or resources to take a day off work. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to take action against Trump before, after, and during this Wednesday. Without further ado, here they are: (more…)

08/07/15 11:18am

If you’re ever feeling a bit peckish out on the streets of the city, you shouldn’t worry too much apparently, because the world has enough people who’ll just share their banaas or apples or sandwiches or even a single fry with you. At least if you’re a smiling dude in a suit they might. That’s probably the wrong lesson to take away from this video of comedian Dave Ebert wandering around Washington Square Park and asking people for a bit of their food (via Delish), but even the people who said no seemed friendly enough about it. That being said, try it at your own risk, and don’t come crying to us if something goes terribly wrong. (more…)