A Message From The Color PAC of Oregon

One Saturday morning in February, right before gymnastics class, Caprina Harris broke her 6-year old granddaughter’s heart: Barack Obama, she told her, would not be president forever.

The video of her granddaughter’s distraught and emotional reaction is endearing—in the way that …

Embody – In the small hours of the morning

By Sossity Chiricuzio, for PQ Monthly

My ancestors have been haunting my dreams.

There are ones I know, but also ones I don’t recognize. Speaking the Sicilian I never learned, reading runes I can’t translate, wearing faces only familiar in their pain …

Celebrating our LGBTQ Veterans

By Suzanne Deakins, PQ Monthly

Recently I watched a movie about Alan Turning. The British mathematician, who invented computer science and helped to decode Nazi communicate during WWII. The heartbreak of the story is that after having helped to defeat the …

Dakota Access Pipeline (#NODapl) Update

By Monty Herron, PQ Monthly

One of the interesting things about the Pacific Northwest, in my opinion, is how informed the denizens are about current events. The number of informed citizens rises even higher if it is a sustainability issue. So …

Some Words Are More Important

By Karah Frank, Special for PQ Monthly

Editor’s note: Karah reached out to PQ Monthly to share her truth and healing from their perspective as a mixed race, Nimiipuu/white, queer femme, poverty class, trauma warrior, and student. Karah loves lively conversations …