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Between Two Worlds:  Voices of Turkish Dissidents

Between Two Worlds: Voices of Turkish Dissidents

Five Turkish men and women who fled their homeland and President Erdogan’s authoritarian regime speak of their fears, what they left behind, and their hope that Americans will speak out against ongoing injustice and human rights abuses. Between two Worlds: Voices of Turkish Dissidents from Amanda Cantrell Roche on Vimeo.  
Action Steps for Justice in Turkey

Action Steps for Justice in Turkey

by Amanda Cantrell Roche Turkey has held a special place in my heart since I travelled there as a guest on a Culture and Dialogue Turkey Trip in May 2015. Since then, freedom of speech and press have heavily deteriorated. The human rights violations under President Erdogan are staggering, and behind each number is someone’s...
The Power of We

The Power of We

My voice. My one voice. It’s message not original. nor cloaked in the power of art For there is no time for that This onslaught is too fast Smothering Daily flooding To overwhelm us with the sheer volume of outrages While we stand, open-mouthed, gagging At the audacity the injustice the blatant lies and mistruths...
Highway Herald ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

Highway Herald ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

“I’m going to work for my sanity Give it everything I got Though so far I have cheated death I know someday I’ll get caught Just living So here we go man it’s beautiful Get your trumpet get your drum Keep in time in a second line It can make you feel so young” Connor...
Cigar Geeks ~by Derik Pell

Cigar Geeks ~by Derik Pell

...like Adam by Eve, one day I found myself corrupted by my girlfriend.
Where There's Smoke... ~ by Jenn Couture

Where There’s Smoke… ~ by Jenn Couture

...there's usually a couple of kids setting something on fire.
Smoke Signals ~ by Kristen Hubbard

Smoke Signals ~ by Kristen Hubbard

Searching for a Sign
Burma in Nashville:  Finding One's Way through the Haze ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

Burma in Nashville: Finding One’s Way through the Haze ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

Navigating the language and culture of a foreign land can be like moving through a thick cloud of smoke.
Smoke and Emotional Damage ~ By Jenn Couture

Smoke and Emotional Damage ~ By Jenn Couture

They suspected it was arson...
Once, When I Was A Gringa ~ By Jenn Couture

Once, When I Was A Gringa ~ By Jenn Couture

Visiting One of The Other Americas
Some Women ~ By Jenn Couture

Some Women ~ By Jenn Couture

Like a wisp of smoke
My Smokeahontas ~ By Mallory Mapes

My Smokeahontas ~ By Mallory Mapes

She will always be...