Editor Ben Waterhouse on the issue's theme.
An introductory note from Editor Ben Waterhouse
Prompts for conversation and links for further exploration of the stories in this issue.
Adam Davis on the power of listening
Kathleen Holt reflects on her eighteen-year tenure at Oregon Humanities in her final editor's note for the magazine.
Jamie Passaro considers why women who know better still buy into the Big Bucks White Wedding industry in the 2004 “Marriage” issue.
Brett Campbell writes about how an Oregon filmmaker set out to tell the story of six Oregonians killed by Japanese balloon bombs during World War II in the 2008 “Strangers” issue.
Kim Stafford writes about the stories of struggle, insecurity, and loss behind his accomplishments in the 2011 “Fail” issue.
Ifanyi Bell writes about growing up tolerated and underestimated in Portland in the 2014 “Quandary” issue.
Bobbie Willis Soeby writes about raising her sons to not rape in the 2016 “Edge” issue.
Kimberly Melton writes about the meaning of hair and going natural despite family and society expectations in the 2017 “Carry” issue.
Josephine Cooper writes about finding her way back to the dance floor later in life.
Jordan Hernandez talks with three female skateboarders in communities around Oregon about overcoming fear and stereotypes and loving the sport.
Geologist Ruby McConnell writes about how coastal homeowners' efforts to save their properties from rising sea levels put their neighbors at risk—and how she became responsible for the riprapping of Rockaway Beach.
Leslie Ann McMillan, an enrolled Chinook member, writes about how her people's lands were stolen and how they are starting to reclaim them.
Madeline Baars Brandt writes about her experience of driving girls to visit their incarcerated mothers.
In an excerpt from his new memoir, The Eclipse I Call Father, poet David Axelrod writes about his grandfather's effort to teach him to defend himself from bullies.