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About Marisa Handler

Marisa Handler is the author of the award-winning memoir Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist, and her essays, fiction, journalism and poetry have appeared in numerous publications. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has received multiple fellowships in Creative Writing, including a Fulbright.  She teaches fiction and nonfiction at Mills College, the California Institute for Integral Studies, and Stanford.  Marisa is also a performing and recording singer-songwriter.  More at

Articles by Marisa Handler

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

When meditation isn’t enough

For someone with a traumatized nervous system, sitting in silence isn’t always the right response.

Petition for redress to the Oxford English Dictionary

Anger cannot be the dominant motivation of effective troublemakers. It’s time for a new definition of global activism.

My friend's hunger strike against force-feeding at Guantanamo

“There are places on this earth where color has absconded.” One man’s protest against force-feeding at the Guantanamo detention camp.

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