Shattering the Myth: My Senior Thesis Research on Sylvia Plath and Women Writers

  Senior Thesis Proposal for Women’s Studies Major at Duke University Shattering the Myth: The Narrative Voices of Sylvia Plath from the Sargasso to The Bell Jar Danielle K. Nelson Before her untimely death at the age of thirty, Sylvia Plath, a pivotal literary figure of the 20th century, produced a body of work comprising […]

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Write(h)ers: The Feminist Future is Happening Right Now — Online

This article was originally published on PolicyMic. You can read it HERE This spring, Duke University gave undergraduate feminist writer-activists an introductory course in “#femfuture: Online Revolution” through Write(h)ers, a semester long speaker series featuring feminist women in the fields of journalism, media, and broadcast journalism. Over the spring semester, Jill Filipovic, Irin Carmon, Rebecca Traister, Heather Havrilesky, Maria Ebrahimji, and LC Coleman visited Duke to […]

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Should Feminism Be Part of a Required College Curriculum?

I wrote this as a final reflection in one of my Women’s Studies classes this semester where we presented a proposal that consisted of potentially adding a new requirement involving the study of race, gender, and sexuality to a pre-existing aspect of Duke’s current curriculum. Here are my thoughts, as usual in the form of […]

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F*******

Originally published on April 16, 2012 at Develle Dish, Duke’s feminist blog Dear ________, Could you please send this blurb about Feminist Week to your listserv? The flyer about the week’s events is attached. Thanks! —— Response: “I wish this was something we could endorse…” “Inclined to say no….” “Feminism in general has a kind […]

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GIRLS Mania

I’m a victim of GIRLS mania. Ever since my study abroad roommate introduced me to GIRLS, I’ve become the biggest Lena Dunham/GIRLS fan. In my eyes, she’s this genius-badass-feminist superhuman who just sort of says and does whatever the hell she wants. She’s awkward and brave and gutsy, but still hilarious and self-deprecating. It’s refreshing […]

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Duke Write(H)er Series: First Workshop With LC Coleman of Colored Girls Confidential

DUKE WRITE(H)ER SERIES Introduction to the Duke Write(H)er Workshop Series: For the Spring of 2013, I was accepted to be a part of the Duke Write(H)er series consisting of writing workshops with well known and gifted women writers and journalists. These retreat/workshop/dinner events, hosted by the Duke Women’s Center, feature influential feminist journalists such as […]

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Tall, Dark, and Handsome

Original post date: 7/14/12 Confession: I have a mental checklist for my perfect guy. Tall, dark, and handsome… smart, a little nerdy, worldly, and artsy (piano skills for serenading me with Ben Folds- even better) Confession: I’m completely fine being single until I meet the right person. Or am I? Confession: Feminism is a source […]

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The Beginning of a Feminist Awakening Of Sorts

Original Post Date: 05/09/12 It’s like looking back on the moment you meet one of your closest friends for the first time…you’re not sure exactly how the pieces fell into place, but you’re glad they did. I guess that’s how I became a quote on quote feminist. I had already joined Develle Dish and had […]

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