Before I was a blogger, I was a poet. Or I should say before I am a blogger, I am a poet. The first creative thing I ever wrote was a poem, back in fourth grade. In 2005, I started a project: I decided to turn one of my favorite poetry collections of all time--Sylvia … Continue reading I Have a Book!
Month: August 2016
I can't fathom, for the life of me, how men have such a hard time comprehending why raping an unconscious woman isn't "sex" or consensual or why rape is such a destructive act of misogyny, but I thought I'd try to explain it here. In terms that might make it plainer for them. My students always … Continue reading Rebellion: Against Hypocrisy, Gender Racism, & Rape Apologetics
No. No. No. No. No. No. I will not. That is all I could think when I finished reading the article on Feministing.com about Korryn Gaines. No. In the article, Jacqui German writes: She loved her son enough to teach him not to be afraid, to know the truth of American anti-Black violence and stand … Continue reading Do They or Don’t They?: On Black Lives, Fruitless Sacrifices, and What It Really Means to Be a Warrior
One of the most difficult things to teach students, as an instructor of composition, is how to avoid making sweeping generalizations in their writing. Take abortion, for instance. I've lost count of how many papers I've read with the thesis that "Women shouldn't be allowed to have abortions because having an abortion is taking the easy way … Continue reading Mind Over Matter: On the Killing of Korryn Gaines