Hal Niedzviecki

Hal Niedzviecki

Hal Niedzviecki is the founder and publisher of Broken Pencil: Magazine of Zine Culture. His most recent nonfiction book is Trees On Mars: Our Obsession with the Future.

Neglecting At-Risk Children in the Name of Cultural Sensitivity

Neglecting At-Risk Children in the Name of Cultural Sensitivity

It started three years ago: a troubling case for a veteran mental-health professional that involved a young girl with serious health issues and a history of severe trauma. There were a multitude of protection concerns, including the girl’s low functionality, well below her chronological age. She was the equivalent

Hal Niedzviecki
Hal Niedzviecki
Canada
The Mob That Came After Me Is Turning on Itself. When Will This End? Who Does This Help?

The Mob That Came After Me Is Turning on Itself. When Will This End? Who Does This Help?

I am in my third year of excommunication from Canadian culture. In the spring of 2017, I wrote a magazine article that my accusers claimed had flippantly dismissed the concept of cultural appropriation—a serious thoughtcrime. My lead accuser was writer and activist Alicia Elliott, though the narrative was quickly

Hal Niedzviecki
Hal Niedzviecki
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