Positive Philosophy & Feminist Friendship – My work over the past several years

Many people around me have been so incredibly supportive lately by encouraging me to write more. I can't believe it's been four years since I got a job after grad school, and thus, four years since I've been in the practice of regular, philosophical writing. It's been a good but somewhat confusing space - I … Continue reading Positive Philosophy & Feminist Friendship – My work over the past several years

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Miss America, President Obama, and Me

In light of the racist responses to Nina Davuluri's crowning as Miss America, I decided to say a little bit about the hang ups people have surrounding questions of nationality. Most of the time when people ask, "What's your nationality?" they probably don't know what they're asking, and they really want to know about someone's … Continue reading Miss America, President Obama, and Me

Confessions of a White Feminist: The All-Lady Jury Was Right (and That Totally Sucks)

Thanks to social media I heard about Zimmerman's acquittal within minutes of it happening, and just a few minutes later, after sharing the news with a friend, I told him, "I'm not going to write about this." On one hand, I hadn't been following the trial closely enough to thoughtfully comment on the verdict alone. … Continue reading Confessions of a White Feminist: The All-Lady Jury Was Right (and That Totally Sucks)