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 […]

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

PostColonial Minds

An exploration of ongoing struggles

Heather's Post-Colonialism Page

I have no idea what I am doing, and that's ok.

LGBT Non-Profit Internship

WGS 390: Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

Inside 254

Come inside & chat

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