Category Archive: Identity Work

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

Beyoncé and…***Flawless, Feminism, Intentionality, Performance : A Correspondence with Author of “Answer Me Soon,” Mia Hood

Mia Hood, a friend and colleague from Teachers College, a fellow lover and aficionado of pop culture, and author of the blog Answer Me Soon, invited me to engage in a correspondence about Beyoncé: to… 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

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

Final [Love] Letter: An Interwoven Audit Trail…

An Interwoven Audit Trail of My Explorations of/with Court-Involved Youth as Told Through Anzaldua’s Seven Stages of Knowing (conocimiento) * See [Love] Letter V: A Note to Self for the introduction/context to this piece * rupture,… Continue reading

[Love] Letter V: A Note to Self

September 16, 2014 I’m not gonna lie. I only skimmed through the piece. It’s the second week of the semester, I’m still settling in, getting back into ‘school-mode.’ Plus, I’ve read Gloria Anzaldua’s… Continue reading