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The Gender Politics of White Supremacy

Published at Women in Higher Education on April 4, 2018. While the Women’s March garnered press attention because of its progressive focus and unrepentant call for women’s rights, there’s an assumption, still, that women’s activism is somehow inherently progressive. And yet, women’s activism—some white women’s activism, in particular—isn’t about equality at all. Their activism, instead, is […]

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The Final Girl

Published at The Rumpus on March 13, 2018. For a while, I stopped watching horror movies altogether. I told myself I lost interest. The truth was too uncomfortable to bear: monsters only follow the rules in movies.

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Taking a Moment for Empathy

Published at Women in Higher Education on Feb. 27, 2018. My saving grace is that I’m not one for platitudes, so at least I didn’t tell these students that everything happens for a reason. It took practice and reflecting on how I felt when people didn’t acknowledge my own suffering to cultivate a better habit of empathy—to […]

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On Clothes and Class Anxiety

Published at Women in Higher Education on Feb. 3, 2018: But that day, I realized that my clothes were not quality, and my teacher, with her sad eyes assessing them, had already judged me and my parents for my cheap clothing. I never wore that outfit again.

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Seeking Politics of Liberation

Published at Women in Higher Education on Jan. 4, 2018: Reading the statement in 2017 shows the possibility for a different future—starkly different from the one we inhabit now—that is anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-capitalistic and anti-homophobic. The CRC imagined a new and better world, which many of the activists presenting at the NWSA conference are trying […]

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