Monthly Archives: October 2016

Why I Will Walk the Line On October 19

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 […]

Society: Making Girls Feel Bad About Their Size Since Day One

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…

Writing About Place: Allentown

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 […]

Making Our Voices Heard: PASSHE Women’s Consortium Annual Conference 2016 — Kutztown University English Department

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 […]

Postcolonial Literature in the Modern World

Thoughtful Discussions and Insights Regarding Postcolonial Literature, Diverse Cultures, and the Broad Spectrum of the Human Condition

Esperando por una Revolución

Una Historia de Amor


Comp is Awesome

Where everyone loves comp

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

TEACHING FEMINISM

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

“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