Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Comes to Duke, Speaks to First-Year Students

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visited Duke University last night to talk to first-year students about ‘Americanah,’ Duke’s summer reading pick for 2014. It was a remarkable event, that notably began and ended in thunderous applause and a standing ovation for Ms. Adichie. Adichie was witty and sharp as she addressed issues of intersectionality in her novel, […]

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Senior Story for Duke Women’s Studies, Sylvia Plath Honors Thesis Abstract

For the Spring 2014 Women’s Studies Newsletter, I wrote a “senior story” about my experiences coming into my feminism and, in turn, becoming a Women’s Studies major. The newsletter also includes an abstract from my senior thesis on Sylvia Plath on Page 11 of the attached PDF, pictured to the left.  (However, the correct title […]

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A little pearl of wisdom

This piece was originally published at The (Duke) Chronicle where I am writing a biweekly column for the Spring 2014 Editorial Pages. A little pearl of wisdom Around this time two years ago, I was huddled up on the stairs behind Friedl with tears running down my cheeks, shaking uncontrollably. I remember calling my dad at work […]

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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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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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I’m Featured on The Mamafesto’s “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” Series

Original post date: 8/21/12 I participated in The Mamafesto’s “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” series. You should check it out! I spent hours reading through the other interviews while I was writing mine. Defining feminism is no easy task and remembering when and why you became a feminist can prove to be even […]

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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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