So, how do we manage? What do we do when consistently engaging in the difficult discussion about rape culture is hard on our hearts, but helpful for our students?
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I still remember the first time I read a piece of writing that felt like it truly understood me. I was a junior in high school.
January 10, 2018
'This is how it starts,' I thought to myself as I watched. 'This is how they start to silence us. They teach us to "control" our students, then they control us in the same way.'
August 12, 2017
The longer we live with the myth of racism or its tendrils as bygone ideas, the more we provide the tinder of complacency that allows fires of hatred to fly through our streets.
March 05, 2017
Our classrooms should be a place where they can shed their fearful cloaks, step into the light, and see us welcoming them with open arms.
February 03, 2017
We have two jobs: create a space of safety, validation, and love for our students, and to teach them how to critically question power, advocate for themselves, and resist oppression.
March 13, 2016
I think women before me sacrificed so much and did not receive recognition, but created or planted seeds to make the future brighter for females.
February 25, 2016
As my students move through a media world that may try to tell them they don't exist, they don't matter, or their stories are only worth being the stereotypical B-plot of a sitcom, I want them to stare those assumptions in the face and say, "NO."
February 04, 2016
Students of color aren't here to be props on your television shows, conveniently placed so that an episode looks like it's set in 2016 and not an era when these jokes weren't tired.