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I keep repeating those words.  For the first few days, I woke up calm and then saw his face. I had a similar experience when I miscarried:  I woke thinking I was still pregnant and then the hard truth hit me after the first moments of waking. A few months ago, I wrote that he […]

Originally posted on Laura M Gibson:
A number of years ago I spent an evening with some friends on a sleety winter night. It was dark well before evening, and these friends had just finished a rec room that featured a TV as big as a car. We decided the inaugural voyage for the media…

I am going on strike because this is my twentieth year in the classroom and I am on step four at my university because the state system 1) did not see any “connection” between my other years of teaching and my teaching at KU and 2) refused to negotiate a contract with us once already […]

Originally posted on Words by Megan Michael:
When I was a twelve-year-old in seventh grade, I was given my first BMI test; I was about 4’10, 125 pounds, and mostly muscle – but the nurse sent home a paper with me, which said that I was overweight. Needless to say, my overwhelmingly feminist mother was…

I am speaking at Muhlenberg tomorrow where one of the professors teaches my essay “No 13s in the Bs” from Philadelphia Reflections.  I am going to read this piece about my Pappy to them.  I read it on WHYY in 2010 and haven’t thought too much about it since (I was also invited to be the graduate […]

I am honored to the chair of this conference.  If you want to attend, let me know.   There’s lots of great panels, speakers, and community! Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Kutztown University’s McFarland Student Union BuildingTheme: Making Our Voices Heard Keynote Speaker, Friday evening: Amanda Beard-White, filmmaker, on being a […]

Standardized Testing

Why tests are hurting our children

Words by Megan Michael

The Musings of a Literary Feminist

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

Wordvomit thoughts of A 21 yr old

Cant stop addicted to the scribble

The Blushing Bitch

"When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch." -Bette Davis

Not the Dead White Guys

Postcolonial Literature

blue milk

thinking + motherhood = feminist

The Belle Jar

"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath


Because no one deserves to be in a box

Kutztown University English Department

Kutztown University English Department

A.M. Clark

"Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength." - G.D Anderson


Amelia Bloomer Project

Recommended Feminist Literature for Birth through 18

Down the Rabbit Hole

Navigating the murky waters of hybridity

Globalizing Women's Issues

I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change... I'm changing the things I cannot accept - Angela Davis


experiences from the edge with Cara Bradley

South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga in America (SAAPYA)

A Platform, A Network: Panels, Workshops, Writing, Speakers Bureau

A Fulbright and Post-University Adventure

My experiences as an ETA Fulbrighter in Sri Lanka (2015-2016)

Discovering Feminism. Rediscovering Myself.

"The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." -Mohadesa Najumi

one woman province

a settler fil-am province of radical feminism and decolonization

Reflections on Gender and Postcolonial Issues

the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off--gloria steinem