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

What I Missed While Multitasking During the Oscars…

Last night, about an hour and a half into the Oscars, I received a text from my boyfriend asking how it was possible that I wasn’t all over Twitter and Facebook voicing my… 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

My Semester-in-Review: The People & Things That Inspired Me and That YOU Should Know About

Soooo….if you haven’t noticed yet, I’m BIG into reflecting. As I said in one of my first posts, I wasn’t always like this, mostly because I was under the false impression that there… 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

“Where I’m From” Project

  In this short multimodal piece entitled, “Where I’m From,” I use still and moving images, music, and my own voice to simultaneously illustrate and interrogate what “from” means in relation to my social… Continue reading

Blue Cross Blue Shield PSA: Helping or Shaming?

Last month, Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota released a series of PSAs (public service announcements) about people making healthier eating and lifestyle choices, specifically focusing on the deeply contested and tense issue of obesity. Last week, Inhabitots,… Continue reading

Final Reflection for “Storying Educational Lives” (Spring 2012)

I have been doing a lot of reflecting on this year in the past two weeks, more reflecting than I tend to do when an academic year comes to a close. While I… Continue reading

The Need to Educate the Rich Kids of Instagram

There is a new Tumblr page that has been getting quite a bit of attention in the last few weeks. It’s got an unoriginal, yet strangely catchy title that would cause almost anyone to click… Continue reading