James Sullivan


Working Class Philosopher

I live in Texas. This constitutes a number of different conceptions of what, in general, the culture here is like. I’ve spoken to Canadians that were certain we still ride...


Burmese Mexicans

Growing up in a rural state I was exposed to very little diversity. On top of that, I went to a Catholic high school so my early young adult years were about as homogenous as you...


Grades are for meat and eggs, NOT CHILDREN!

My Cultural Confession. My name is Andy, I am a young European mutt living in the east coast of the United States, and I am an Unschooler. My parents were raised Catholic and...

grownups don’t exist

I was born in Leningrad, in the Soviet Union in 1985. Everybody were communists. We were Jews. We ‘ascended’ (that’s what you say in Hebrew) to Israel in 1990....


Psst, I’m Secretly Swedish!

For a lot of Americans, our understanding of culture comes down to the holidays we celebrate. Friday was St. Patrick’s Day and with a name like Cate Fogarty it should come as no...


Omni Culture

Culture binds and blinds – we say it often in the Mixed Mental Arts community. Growing up for the first part of my young adult life outside of Pittsburgh was idyllic. My mom...


Where I’ve been…so far.

I was born and raised in a rich white suburb of Chicago. My parents (who would eventually come to make a great living for themselves down the line) were definitely not the...


Snide British Quips

It’s not charisma. It’s emotional cowardice.


Cultural software update

Was raised in a Christian home, but the Gospels having been written by different people about the same circumstances was really confusing to me at a young age. Of course, you...