Mariam Williams is a writer, arts educator, and public historian living in Philadelphia, raised in Kentucky. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and certificate in public history from Rutgers University-Camden and is also a proud VONA alumna. See more of her work at or follow her on Twitter: @missmariamw.
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The legalized practice of separating children from families is not new

At the Intersection: It was not that long ago that the United States was calling Native Americans names now being used against other immigrants crossing into the country. It was not that long ago that children were taken from their homes and forced to abandon their culture, forget their families.


May love's power lead us all

At the Intersection: I'm not a royal watcher or a fan of the English monarchy. But Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, is a woman I relate to in some ways. And there is something hopeful in how the histories of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have come together.

Book Review

Griffith analyzes US Christianity's division over sex

Book review: Though the book's title suggests that Christians on each side of the debate have been arguing about sexual activity, the author's analysis suggests the perpetual disagreement is really about gender, women's roles in society, and changes in the established social order.


Holy Week defiance: Joseph of Arimathea reminds me of Parkland students

At the Intersection: Gospel details about Jesus' burial reveal a subversive, risky act. When there was an opportunity to use his position to prevent an injustice, Joseph of Arimathea took it. ​