[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

[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

Intersections of Youth, Art, and Educational Justice: Juvenile in Justice Project

Juvenile in Justice is an image-based project aiming to document the placement and treatment of American Juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. Richard Ross, a California-based… 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

Reflections on a Visit to Family Court

This year, I’m taking a course called “Youth, Media and Educational Justice” (YMEJ), description is below. The course is taught by a teaching team consisting of my advisor and mentor, Dr. Lalitha Vasudevan, another mentor… 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