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

[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

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

NYT Article: “Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons”

*This article and brief commentary was intended for the blog of the class I co-teach, “exploring [cultural] diversity: implications for art education,” at Teachers College. I accidentally published it on My[MEDIA]tedLife, and although… Continue reading

[Love] Letter III: Dear J.

The third piece in my series of love letters dedicated to the experiences and people that have touched me over the course of the yearlong seminar entitled, “Youth, Media and Educational Justice.” The latest… Continue reading

Up Close and “Real”: The Implications of Mindy Kaling & Lena Dunham’s Recent Magazine Cover Photographs

One of the big pop culture stories that has helped kick off the new year has been the “controversy” and hype surrounding comedian/actress/writer/producer/all-around kick ass woman, Mindy Kaling’s cover photo on Elle Magazine. She… Continue reading