In 1998, I read a letter in The Houston Chronicle that said thousands of schoolchildren never get eye exams or glasses because their families can’t afford them. I’m an optometrist, and I’ve long provided free eye care to many low-income kids. But...
I am Maxine Hong Kingston, 74 years of age. I began taking war personally as a child during World War II. My mother was a refugee from China, where she was a medic during the bombing of Canton. Years later, two of my brothers were in the Vietnam War, and one of them...
Dance was my salvation growing up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. It kept me away from alcohol, drugs, jail and teen pregnancy – rites of passage for many of my friends. The arts helped me to think differently about myself. I believe they can do the same for others. I...
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