Activism

Flourishing and Living

Each leaf on my tree is a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault. It's a beautiful representation of the difficulty of being a part of a community no one wants to be a part of. No one wants…


Political Shirt Friday

I wear a "political" shirt every Friday. It's my way of telling students that I stand with them on a lot of social justice issues they are facing. I started this last year and I never really mention…


I Was in a Documentary

I wasn't quite sure what to do with my hands. Want to know what else was in the documentary? The blanket my sister and mom made me for high school graduation. I am so grateful for these amazing…


Woman of the Year

  One of my favorite people and mentor recently won Woman of the Year through the women's studies department. I am happy to say that I not only nominated her for the award, but I also was able…


Gratitude

  This semester I won Women's Studies Student of the Year. I was beyond happy. I worked really hard on a lot of my work through Women's Studies and I was so happy to be recognized. I was…


More of What Student Teaching Looked Like

  - Indy needing snuggles. Right. Now. - Apparently a lot of oversized hoodies   - A quiet before the storm  


What I've Been Up To

This is exactly 600 signed copies of a petition for my university. That is co-presidents of the Women's Empowerment League rocking change at Eastern Illinois University. What I've been doing lately…


Proud Teacher

  I'm not teaching. When I announced this to my students I had one student leap from his seat and say, "I am offended!" He was one of my favorite students and he really did make it hard for me…