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Rachel Waters
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Having transplanted to Brooklyn, NY, from rural Georgia three years ago, Rachel Waters is a former newspaper columnist for The Metro Spirit who currently works as a freelance writer and nonprofit development associate with a major NGO. Rachel also volunteers as a Peacemaker with the Red Hook Community Justice Center and is an active participant in the indigenous community. In October 2012, she appeared on Coilhouse.net and was highlighted on Flavorwire for her three-part series focusing on the proliferation of native hip hop, art and comedy as means of cultural preservation and political activism. In 2007, Rachel graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Augusta State University and has received awards for journalistic excellence from the Georgia Press Association regarding her work on sexual orientation discrimination and homelessness.

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Entries by Rachel Waters

Requiem for an Old, Gray Cat

(6) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 2:31 PM

I awoke with a start at yesterday morning and in the silence of the early day I waited. I waited to hear the little snuffling of her nose. The shuffle of soft paws plodding to the bed. I waited for her to leap up and greet me with a silent...

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If Jimmy Met Matika: The Power and Peril of Photographing Indigenous Peoples

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 2:08 PM

In the bio photo on his website, English photographer Jimmy Nelson drills into the viewer with his ice-blue stare. Behind him, Buddhist monks stand, soft and out of focus. Jimmy's eyes tell us that the prognosis for their survival is dire, that these monks in their crimson and...

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