Below are links to selected works from Abby Reyes’ writing portfolio.

How do you stay open to change?

How do you stay open to change? How do you stay open to change? When we landed back in San Francisco five years ago, we knew it wouldn't be long before our careers took us [...]

June 20th, 2011|

Green in Orange

Green in Orange We are moving to Orange County. I feel like a pioneer, venturing forth from San Francisco, the territory ahead uncharted. Will we have to build our own compost bin if the city [...]

June 8th, 2011|

As We Poured the Ashes in the River Ganga

As We Poured the Ashes in the River Ganga For the last half century, social change worker Fran Peavey articulated, taught, and practiced what she called ‘heart politics’ in myriad social and environmental movements worldwide. [...]

March 1st, 2011|

Parting Song

Parting Song Kiran puts his face next to my face, eyelash to eyelash, and asks, Mama, why are you crying? In these times, I have no words for my child. I tried my hand at it [...]

June 15th, 2010|

Por Vida: In Solidarity with the U’Wa People (pdf)

It's been two years now. In March 1999, my partner Terence Unity Freitas and two Native American colleagues were kidnapped and assassinated by left-wing guerrillas in northeastern Colombia while exiting U'wa indigenous land coveted byUS [...]

November 1st, 2001|

Dear Vice President Gore. A Challenge to the Man Who Would be President: Get Out of Dirty Oil (pdf)

I write to you as the girlfriend of Terance Freitas, one of the three human rights workers kidnapped and assassinated last March while working with the U'wa indigenous community of oil-rich northeastern Columbia.

June 1st, 2000|
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