Category Archive: Anti-Racist & Socially Just Pedagogy

…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

Striving for “Wide-awakeness”

This summer I’ve been developing the conceptual framework for my pilot study–what I’m currently describing as a multimodal narrative inquiry that will examine the ways in which pre-service art educators in a master’s… Continue reading

The Ubiquity of Microaggressions in ‘News’ Story Headlines: A Call for Awareness

This girl is so badass it’s blowing my mind. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so down with the Huffington Post contributor, Ryan Grenoble, arguing that Li Sa X is ‘breaking stereotypes’ for girls by… Continue reading

A [Love] Letter to You, to Us

Dear Youth, Media & Educational Justice Fam, I’m not sure where to begin, tonight rendered me speechless. After leaving class, I walked to the subway in a daze and as soon as I… Continue reading

Becoming Hip-Hop: Finding My Place in a Culture, Movement, and Pedagogy

In January I wrote a post, My Semester in Review: The People & Things That Have Inspired Me, reflecting on my fall semester, a series of four months full of experiences that have… 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

I hate to break it to you, but…Black History Month is just not cutting it…

Black History Month 2013 kicked off last Friday, February 1. In elementary school, this was one of my favorite parts of the year and curriculum. Thinking back, I can trace the roots of… 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

Mid-Week Reminders of Why I’m Doing What I’m Doing

I had a truly incredible day today. To start, Marshall Jones, a spoken word poet, visited my Media Arts class at KIPP Charter School, where he performed his poem Touchscreen and provided my students with… Continue reading