Monthly Archives: August 2015

Reviewing Mohsin Hamid’s “Discontent and Its Civilizations” for World Literature Today

World Literature Today has been kind enough to take me on as a reviewer of current works by world authors.  This magazine is a reader’s magazine, lush with interviews, reviews, and original fiction and poetry.  When a new one arrives in my mailbox, I immediately page through it to see what is waiting for me […]

Who Doesn’t Need Another Book?! Picture Books You Might Want to Add to Your Collection

What fun I am having writing for  They give me great assignments about topics that I love!  My most recent post, “Seven Picture Books that Illustrate the Complexity of Diversity,” shares some titles that I love to share with Ev.  Happy reading!

Dear Donald…

Dear Donald, I have avoided acknowledging you because I didn’t want to be one of the business of flies hovering over the turd pile.  I have things to do: articles to write, lessons to teach, a child to rear.  I have done a decent job of ignoring your blathering, even though when I hear your […]

The Amina Profile: A Review

I had forgotten about the “Gay Girl in Damascus” hoax scandal in 2011.  It was a quick story that faded away even more quickly. Well, for me. I hadn’t considered all of the people–and the movement–that were hurt by this dude co-opting the voice of a young, gay, Syrian activist. Fortunately, a new movie tells […]

Ten of the Many Books Students Might Want to Read Before College

I find it hard sometimes to limit myself when asked to write a list of the best of something.  I struggled but did finally pin down ten books that I thought all students could benefit from reading before college for noodle.  I worked hard to create a list of texts from different genres and about […]

Atticus Finch, The Republican Debate, and Duran Duran

I loved reading Harper Lee’s new old novel Go Set a Watchman and wanted to share my thoughts on Atticus from the moment I put the book down.  Lucky for me, the awesome site The Mid was kind enough to pick up my essay and run it yesterday.  Here’s a teaser: But there still are things […]

Women & Pregnancy

Exploring the experiences women have during pregnancy

DemiConsensual: Gender, Sexuality, and Feminism in the Modern World

Making sense of all things gender, sexuality, identity, and feminist in our current culture.

The Female Reflection

A blog of opinon based responses to female literature & film

Standardized Testing

How testing harms children

Lay's Thoughts

Feminist Theory


A blog about how to navigate feminism

Reflections for Educators

A website for using the Reflections series in the classroom

Small Town Feminist

Thoughts and comments from a college feminist living in a small town.

2016 Presidential Election: Women's and Gender Issues

"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance." — Kofi Annan

Rise Up Doylestown!

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

KU Postcolonial Theory and Texts: Spring 2017

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. ... Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.” Edwidge Danticat

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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

Her Road Less Traveled

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

Teaching Acceptance

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Gloria Steinem

Anne Imschwei blog

If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears however measured or far away." Thoreau

Jinn's Blog

“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.” ― Anaïs Nin

A Postcolonial Something

"Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate." -Edward Said