In regards to the controversy surrounding Andrea Smith, I feel I have two choices: either I trust things forwarded to me over social media that are full of claims I have no way of substantiating or I can read her work. I choose the latter and not the former. While relying on her work instead of forwarded posts may be fraught with its own set of problems, it is what I choose. I find her work to be an impressive combination of deep scholarship and a substantial activist commitment, empowered by a unique turn of mind that is often demonstrated by an investigation of areas other people won’t touch. To my way of thinking the work is vital and indispensable.