Input needed! Thoughts on “13 Reasons Why”?

I’m a little late to the game in terms of conversations about the Netflix original show, 13 Reasons Why, but I just finished season 2 a few weeks ago (and only watched season one earlier… Continue reading

Introducing: Dr. Emily Bailin Wells

As many of you know, on May 16, 2018, I graduated with my doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. I am officially DR. Emily Bailin Wells! Besides giving birth to my daughter in… Continue reading

Collective Dreams + Desires: Intergenerational Insights on Civic Participation & Media Literacy

I’m so proud to share this report that I have had the honor and privilege of working on for the last 6+ months. Please download and share widely! NEW REPORT RELEASED COLLECTIVE DREAMS… Continue reading

What to Read, Watch & Think About in the Wake of Charlottesville

Like so many others, I’m still processing the events in Charlottesville which, …became the site of an extended white-supremacist revival meeting. On Friday night, like a nightmarish graduation procession, a few hundred white… Continue reading

Considerations for Digital Literacy/ies in a Climate of “Fake News”

  For me, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is always a day for both remembrance and for action. Dr. King was a visionary who sought justice. Who fought for equality. Whose spoken and written… Continue reading

…now what? 

Like so many others today, my heart is heavy. To be honest, I wasn’t thrilled with our choices for president. Though I was excited about the prospect of our first female president, #iwasonlykindawithher… Continue reading

When you’re not sure how to enter the conversation (or if you should even be a part of it)…SPOILER ALERT: YOU SHOULD

In the aftermath of a series of jarring events–the deaths of Terrence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, violence, protests–throughout the last few weeks, I know that so many people are hurting; are tired, angry, heartbroken.… Continue reading

Who Sees, Who Writes, Who Tells What Stories?

What if ‘Hamilton: The Musical’ is a satirical sociopolitical commentary on the ways in which we tend to remember and retell American history?

The Conversation: Hip-Hop Education #HipHopEd

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to sit alongside my colleagues and brothers from Teachers College to talk all things hip-hop education, social justice, teacher education, and the social media movement… Continue reading

On Representation and Responsibility This Halloween

Because there are heavier and more pressing issues at hand this week, this post will be brief, but in light of the event at Spring Valley High School earlier this week, and given that… Continue reading