Someone recently compared me to one of the great women figures of socialism who was murdered by the German government. I have no such pretensions to glory. I’m an activist & writer committed to human rights & justice as tens of thousands of others around the world.

But I am not on the front lines of struggle against oppression as Palestinians, Kashmiris, Dalits & Adivasi in India, the US Black community, & Rohingya in Myanmar, refugees & immigrants around the world. It is from those struggles that the great revolutionary figures of today will emerge.

It’s just the case that white men write the histories that get published & assume all the glory but the oppressed have always produced great leaders, thinkers, & activists. Part of struggle is to retrieve & learn from the histories they have made.