About Nadira Sheru

A poet, environmental activist, and pacifist. I am on the move with my unborn child in search of the group I have heard is cultivating a community in the desert. How can I teach my baby empathy within war and conflict? Although possible, I refuse to be drafted. There must be another way. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love and can do that" - MLK

A Day in the Colorado River

By | 2017-06-07T03:30:58+00:00 June 7th, 2017|

A Day in the Colorado River Two nights ago, as we sat down to have dinner, we heard two men outside of our compound grunting as they pushed their car. We approached cautiously and asked them if they needed assistance. As always, we must be wary of outsiders and

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DEMASKING

By | 2017-05-29T01:25:59+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

DEMASKING "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde "Be kind to one another." - Ellen DeGenerous

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Day 3 | Deserts

By | 2017-05-22T05:28:45+00:00 May 20th, 2017|

Day 3 | Deserts I share with you a poem by a Tucson artist about the Sonoran Desert. sleeping magic       soy lo que me enseñó mi padre: él que no quiere a su patria, no quiere a su madre.                  

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Day 1

By | 2017-05-22T06:30:04+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

Day 1 Education is supposed to empower. Privilege is supposed to enable. I let my fear disrupt my will, and now I am paralyzed. This all started two days ago at the university. There was a huge demonstration that turned violent. For the past five years, protests and social conflict

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