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#NeverthelessSheResisted

Published at Bearings on March 2, 2017. I have persisted, but I’ve grown weary of persistence. “Nevertheless, she persisted” is not the rallying cry that I want. While I initially found comfort in this sentiment, I’m less comforted now. These days, I find myself looking for something else.

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Choose Hope

Published at Women in Higher Education on February 28, 2017. Revolutions begin with hope for a different future, a different world; resistance and activism begin with hope, and anger too. Hope gives us a kick in the pants and makes us act; fear overwhelms and keeps us stationary.

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The Look of White Supremacy

Published at Sacred Matters on February 17, 2017. When pop culture portrays white supremacists, they are stock characters, visibly terrible people who are oh-so-easy to identify in a crowd. White supremacists in television and film are so damn obvious in their racism. Their look dramatizes their white supremacist ideology. Their clothes and affect signal a style of […]

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Can We Finally End the All-Male Panel?

Published at Chronicle Vitae on January 17, 2017. As years passed, I couldn’t help but notice that men were still more likely to be regarded as experts than women. I couldn’t help but wonder why conference organizers still allowed men to dominate as panelists, keynote speakers, and award winners.

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Becoming a Killjoy

Published at Women in Higher Education on February 1, 2017. I’m not happy because I’m a woman living in a culture that routinely hates women. I become less willing to claim happiness. Unhappiness makes more sense when happiness can’t recognize oppression.

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