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Annie Guyon

Commentator

Annie Guyon works in Development at Dartmouth College and occasionally writes as a freelancer for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.

  • The term Brexit is not a morning cereal as I'd originally thought, but rather a mash-up of the words “Britain” and “exit”, as in the UK leaving the…
  • My cousin in Manchester describes Monday's concert tragedy as “desperately sad.” She lives about six miles from the Manchester Arena, where a homemade…
  • Thanksgiving is upon us, despite all the political turmoil, and for the sake of peace - both across the country and across the table - I'm trying to focus…
  • Before I was born, my Mum, Dad, brother and sister moved across the pond from England to Canada. Both of my Mum’s sisters had married American GIs they’d…
  • This election season, I did something I’ve done many times in the past for various causes: I made phone calls. Lots of phone calls. And I was reminded…
  • Years ago in San Francisco, I knew a lot of people who were transgender, only we didn’t call it such back then. Most only dressed according to their self…
  • David Bowie’s trail-blazing music and creative courage helped shape and reveal who I am. He’s often described has having reinvented himself over the…
  • When I was a teenager, I interviewed my elderly great aunties in England about their lives as parlor maids, tweenies and cooks for wealthy London families…
  • I’ve always considered myself a raging feminist, though that rage has generally been quiet. I donate to my local women's shelter each month and do all I…
  • I’m one of the many people who, after Friday’s assaults in Paris, added the French flag to my Facebook profile. I shared images of the Eiffel Tower…