About Cameron Conaway

Cameron Conaway is a former MMA fighter, an award-winning poet and the 2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Penn State Altoona. He is the author of Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet, Bonemeal: Poems, Until You Make the Shore and Malaria, Poems. Conaway is also on the Editorial Board at Slavery Today. Follow him on Google+ and on Twitter: @CameronConaway.

Smiling with Fear

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If you comment on or share this article by poet Cameron Conaway you will help save a life. If that sounds too simple… read on.

Man-to-Man with NFL Running Back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants

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“There’s nothing special about me, I’m just in a special position.” —Rashad Jennings

A Troll’s Quest: On Holly Fisher and Other Remoras

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In just a few days Holly Fisher has gained 23,000 Twitter followers, been featured in nearly every “news” source and has became, at once, an overnight darling and an overnight joke. But how did she do it?

Building on a Bedrock of Failure (video)

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You’ll shake your head in awe at the moves of legendary skateboarder Rodney Mullen. How did he get so good? By learning from failure, even when it hurt like hell.

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Loved One

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Travel, especially international travel, can cause friction between even the strongest of couples. Here are a few tips to help avoid the friction and ease it when it comes.

Man-to-Man With Mixed Martial Arts Legend Frank Shamrock

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Frank Shamrock’s impact on the sport of mixed martial arts cannot be overstated. Here is Cameron Conaway’s interview with him.

Help Sustain The Chicago Bureau

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The Chicago Bureau has quickly become a go-to source for quality writing that investigates the pressing issues facing today’s youth. They need our help.

Ruth Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby Dissent… As Song!

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Jonathan Mann grabbed his guitar and beautifully captured a passage from Justice Ruth Ginsburg’s 35-page dissent of the recent Hobby Lobby decision.

The Daily Show Tackles Child Labor on US Tobacco Farms

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Think dangerous child labor is something that happens in “third world” countries? Think again. Tobacco farms right here in the USA are using agricultural labor law loopholes to exploit kids as young as 7.

A Social Movement to Fight AIDS, Malaria and TB

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In the past decade we’ve made huge advances in several important global health indicators. Why? Stronger relationships between science and social movements.

GOP and Dem Leaders Hold Hands, Sing “We Shall Overcome”

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A moment meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been called awkward, hilarious and beautiful. Here’s the video. Where do you stand?

A 2-Minute Video For When You Need To Dig Deep

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We often use metaphors from fighting to get through the struggles of our everyday lives. Here’s one inspiring video that shows why.

Here’s a List of What One Guy DID NOT Buy From TARGET Today

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The easiest way to create social change is to wield your consumer power wisely. Here’s one man setting out to do just that.

Green Berets in Iraq: “Our boots will not touch the ground. You just watch.”

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Immediately prior to their recent deployment in Iraq, the Green Berets were awarded their BJJ black belts from Grandmaster Hener Seagull.

Things Break Apart

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Cameron Conaway offers a rhythmic meditation on his time at the notorious shipbreaking yards of Bangladesh and with the desperately poor but endlessly generous people who live in the villages beside them.

The Art of Bee Bearding (Video)

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Ruan Liangming breaks the Guinness World Record for time spent covered in bees.