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

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

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

I’m Not Laughing: A Response to Rebecca Martinson’s E-mail to her Delta Gamma “Sisters”

Yesterday afternoon Gawker posted a story entitled, “The Most Deranged Sorority Girl Email You Will Ever Read” (full text of the letter is posted below). The gist: a member on the executive board of… 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