I am always so happy when WLT thinks my work deserves some space on their site. Here is my essay on literature coming out of the Easter Sunday Bombings.
It has been a week. I cringe every time I check my email. But I care about having conversations and dialogue. So here’s what I wrote about being the darling of the alt-right’s hatred this week. You can read about it here. Thanks to Raging Chicken Press for giving me the space to tell my […]
I had lots of things to do today, but Nazis took up my day. I cannot believe I even have to write those words. So here is what I wrote. Also, FUCK NAZIS.
My kid actually said that the guy yelling was not “filling my bucket.” And then she said he would “never learn.” So we got to have lots of good conversation during the airing about what it means to talk with people–even if you disagree with them. Enjoy my third appearance on Business Matters (click on […]
Business Matters was kind enough to ask me back, this time to evaluate the first month of President Trump’s administration. I brought my same concerns about representing gender studies, but at least this time I knew what to expect, knew that I would survive the taping. This time I didn’t want to come off […]
From myself and my awesome officemate, Amanda: We are honored when people say to us “I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about [insert anything from a news story to a movie here].” Well, we heard you. And we have some exciting news to share. We are going to start a podcast […]
I go into public situations with a little pep talk: Don’t be shrill Make feminism look approachable, not mean-spirited (I don’t think it is the latter, but I know people often default to that belief…) Don’t yell Actively listen Do not EVER ROLL YOUR EYES When I am on the radio, I don’t have to […]
This happened September 20… As I was driving today, I sat at a red light. I heard “Fuck Hillary Clinton” from behind me. I thought, really? But then he kept yelling it. I put my car in park and went to confront him. I asked him what he thought he was doing, that I had […]
Just as I was 15 years ago when the horrors began to unfold, today I was teaching when we remembered the planes hitting buildings. Today church bells rang twice during my class. Today I knew what those bells were for. Fifteen years ago I was teaching second period, Honors English 12. It was a […]
On April 30, I facilitated a conversation at Christ Church Neighborhood House on the concept of statehood and its implications for those who do not fit its rigid definitions, including millions of individuals currently seeking refuge worldwide. This discussion gave voice to those who have had to resist notions of statehood, often to save their lives. We also […]