Archived entries for Alissa Herbaly Coons

Tasting the Animal Kingdom

by Alissa Herbaly Coons

I have carried a deep ambivalence about my place in the food chain since the summer I raised a flock of chickens at age thirteen. I was a town child, my pre-chicken agricultural experience extending only to our backyard tomato plants in Kalispell, Montana. Continue Reading …

The Veil Between Us

By: Alissa Herbaly Coons

I looked up from washing dishes one morning last spring and saw a cluster of women in Islamic dress walking away from the school bus stop outside our window. They wandered off by pairs or threes, hijabs with hijabs, niqabs with niqabs, away into the side streets. Continue Reading …



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