We—white folks with financial privilege—are bloated with excess and resistant to messages of our own abundance. Scarcity, the quality or state of being scarce, means, or should mean, a legitimately low supply, not enough of something. Scarcity, legitimate and illegitimate, drives and modifies behaviors. The scarcity myth, which often seems inherent in white people, especially those with considerable […]
Ilse Hogan Griffin
ILSE GRIFFIN received her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her MA in TESOL/Linguistics from Hamline University, and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing from Mankato State University. She teaches English at home and abroad, and has been published in Where is the River, Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, Pif Magazine, Talking Stick, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Bending Genres Journal. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.