Reclaiming the Eastland

The theme of reclaiming is examined with a wider lens in this piece by Jean Cozier, the founder of Awakenings. She writes about the Eastland tragedy that occured in Chicago — specifically, the near-forgotten women on the ship and the ways they suffered due to...

Heavy Metal by Jean Cozier

My mother entered a nursing facility on January 2, 2014, and thus I began yet another chapter in a long, dysfunctional story I really would like to stop reading. At the age of 98, she still has the power to darken my life.  I’m working on that – hence, “Heavy Metal.” ...