RYAN KOHLS is a journalist who has filed stories from places as diverse as Nairobi, Kenya, and Nunavut, Canada. He operates the interview-based website whatiwannaknow.com and is an interview producer for the daily program “The Stream” on Al Jazeera. He tweets @ryankohls. This article appeared in 2014 in Maison Neuve, a Canadian magazine of arts, opinion, and ideas.