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#DearBetsy, Leave Title IX Alone

Published at Women in Higher Education on October 30, 2017. So, Betsy, I’m writing today to ask you to stop. The Obama-era guidance provided Title IX protections for survivors of campus sexual assault. Schools are beginning to take sexual assault more seriously. Women students on campus deserve better than this new letter. Higher ed deserves better […]

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Furious, But Frightened

Published by Women in Higher Education on September 29, 2017. Strangers tweet, email and message to let me know they think I should be harmed violently or even killed for what I write. It is a weird, terrifying experience to know that strangers hate you this much. It is also a gendered experience: These strangers are […]

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Taking a Digital Break

Published at Women in Higher Education on August 1, 2017: As I chose to end my social media break, it occurred to me that I haven’t spent much time thinking about the kind of creative life I want rather than the creative life I have. My writing life feels less and less creative by the […]

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Waiting is Living

Published at Huffington Post on June 21, 2017: I used to hate waiting, but now, I wonder if waiting is where living resides. As we wait, lives begin, lives continue, and lives end. We wait beside each other for things to happen, things to fall apart, or for things to stumble along. We wait and […]

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