Category Archive: Adolescent Identity/ies

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

My TEDx Talk, “The Power of Digital Storytelling”

On May 18, I had the opportunity to give my first TEDx talk, “The Power of Digital Storytelling,” at the Solebury School located in New Hope, PA. As I explain in the talk,… Continue reading

[Love] Letter IV: Have You Seen This Girl?

Dear Abbie,* Well, it finally happened this morning… The coffee was brewing behind me, the blup blup pop of water percolating through the system felt comforting on an early Tuesday morning, warming my… Continue reading

[Love] Letter, Part II: Making the Invisible Visible

A significant part of this work–doing work about, and more importantly with, court-involved youth–is the commitment to raise awareness and start conversations about the juvenile justice system, about family court, and the realities of court-involved… Continue reading

Celebrating a Small “Victory” in the Wake of Cultural Mis-Appropriations at the VMAs

Just when we thought that Miley Cyrus and the overtly racist bubble she’s been bouncing around in for the past few months might soon float into oblivion (or popular culture purgatory) as summer… Continue reading

A Millennial on “Millennials”: The Complicated Relationship I Have With My Own Generation

Last month, TIME Magazine’s cover story was about the Millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, those born between 1980-2000. The title of the article reads: Millennials are a generation mostly of teens and 20-somethings known… Continue reading

The Anger, Pleasure & Sheer Guilt of Sunday Nights at 9:00, A Semi-Auto-Ethnographic Analysis of HBO’s “Girls”

This past weekend I attended the Central Pennsylvania Consortium’s Annual Women’s Studies Conference.   I not only met some amazing undergraduate Women’s & Gender Studies majors from Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, and Bucknell;… Continue reading

What Still Remains Left Unsaid about “Being White in Philly”: An Open Letter to Robert Huber

So……the above image is the cover of the most recent edition of Philadelphia Magazine. An aesthetically bold cover–the juxtaposition of colors absolutely catches your eye. And that most likely happens before you even read the… Continue reading

“Let Me Pump Ya Brakes”

A Short Film About a Young Artist Collective Who is Redefining “Cool” by Challenging Stereotypes and Assumptions about Urban Youth’s Relationship to Hip Hop For two hours this past Wednesday evening, I had the privilege of watching 19… Continue reading

The Need to Educate the Rich Kids of Instagram

There is a new Tumblr page that has been getting quite a bit of attention in the last few weeks. It’s got an unoriginal, yet strangely catchy title that would cause almost anyone to click… Continue reading