Reverse Phoenix – Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later

by Angeliska on August 29, 2015

I started writing this three years ago, but I was so broken towards the end of summer in 2012 that the things I so desperately wanted to express wouldn’t come together. My whole life was falling apart, again. I was (…)

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The View from the Other Side – by Meghann McCracken

by Angeliska on August 28, 2015

My friend Meghann wrote this essay about her life in New Orleans over the past ten years since Katrina. Her words moved me so much, and spoke to my heart in such a powerful way about experiences that are often (…)

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6 Years On – Fragments + Wet Feathers

by Angeliska on September 1, 2011

This year there’s just too much, too much to write, to say, to show – it’s all disjointed fragments that don’t quite fit together, scrabbled here and there over the last few days of travel. It ain’t much, but it’s (…)

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Hurricane Katrina: Four Years Later

by Angeliska on August 29, 2009

A hard day, full of painful remembrances and revelations. I wake in a panic, the dogs are barking wildly and I twist my shoulder in my haste to rise, my body not as awake as my mind. Head pounding, worried (…)

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Lower Ninth Aftermath

by Angeliska on March 11, 2006

Before we left New Orleans we made a terrible sort of pilgrimage, to the pitiful remains of what was once a neighborhood, home after home destroyed completely, lost irrevocably. My friend Myrtle told me not to go, but I knew (…)

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