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Let’s Stop Gendering Graduation Ceremonies

The boys in my graduating class of 1992 hated their grey graduation gowns; they joked that they looked like baked potatoes.  Meanwhile, the girls wore striking red gowns.  Our school colors were reflected in the sea of red and grey on the floor of the gymnasium. The optics of these two colors could move one […]

Flipping the Script: Women and Violence

East Stroudsburg University invited me to be their keynote speaker for Women’s History Month.  It was a great night of engaging with students, staff, and faculty.  Here’s the talk if you want to think more about cultural anxieties about women perpetrating violence.

Airing My Dirty Writing Laundry

I love when students ask to interview me about my writing process. Enjoy Kayla’s profile of my writing life… Colleen uses words or phrases about consistency frequently when talking about her writing and academic process. She also repeats words and phrases for effect, such as when I asked her about what she wished everyone know […]

Business Matters:  Are Our Kids Safe at School – WFMZ

The kids really made this episode a great one.  The future is bright! Source: Business Matters – School Safety – Are Our Kids Safe at School – WFMZ

Me on Business Matters – Sexual Harassment in the 21st Century Workplace – WFMZ

We had a calm and reasoned conversation about sexual harassment.  I hope you will spend 25 minutes with us!   Source: Business Matters – Sexual Harassment in the 21st Century Workplace – WFMZ

Episode 22: Visit the National Museum of the American Indian

Originally posted on Inside 254:
Ep 22 Inside 254 Visits the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian In Episode 22, we share our impressions of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, DC. In the Trumpster Fire, we talk about the threat to tribal land ownership and land trusts under Trump’s…

Episode 19: Inside 254 visits the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Originally posted on Inside 254:
You can listen here anytime! In Episode 19, we share our impressions of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, along with details about how YOU can visit this wonderful new museum. In the Trumpster Fire, we talk about the Congressional Black Caucus (here’s a link to the…

Expert Extra #7: Dr. Jenni Levy, MD, on current health insurance, the GOP’s plans, and how things might change for you

Originally posted on Inside 254:
Start Play This week’s Expert Extra features Dr. Jenni Levy, a board-certified physician with specialties in internal medicine, hospice, and palliative medicine, who provides a medical doctor’s perspective on how health insurance works now and how it might change if the GOP gets its way. We talk about caps and pre-existing…

Ep 14 Trumpcare and women’s health

Originally posted on Inside 254:
Start Play Episode 14 focuses on the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare) and its potential impact on women. The Trumpster fire examines the optics of mostly white, mostly male photos coming out of this administration and why these images matter, our Media Minute reviews Hulu’s series The Handmaid’s Tale, and the…

Short Story

Let’s all just take a moment and read a gorgeously crafted story and remember what is beautiful. Source: Gibson

Esperando por una Revolución

Una Historia de Amor


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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

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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.