Revise, rewrite

This piece was originally published at The (Duke) Chronicle where I am writing a biweekly column for the Spring 2014 Editorial Pages. Revise, rewrite I was sitting outside of a cafe in Los Angeles when I saw him out of the corner of my eye. Every step seemed so labored, and the wheels of his walker scuffed […]

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Feminism Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

This article was originally published on PolicyMic. You can read it HERE. Last spring I submitted an entry to Michele Norris’ Race Card Project, a forum for an “honest” conversation about race in just six words. My six words were “White Feminism. I live with contradiction” and underneath my entry, I explained: “I’m proud to be a feminist, […]

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The Race Card Project: WHITE Feminism. I Live With Contradiction.

Original post date: 8/04/12 I googled my name last night… on a whim. And I realized that my submission to Michele Norris’, The Race Card Project, was published! I sent it in after Michele Norris visited Duke to talk about her book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. This is an excerpt from Norris’ website […]

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White Feminism-2x the Contradiction

Original post date: 5/30/12 White Feminism: How come I had to read another essay about white privilege in order to really get it. That being a “white feminist” adds another layer to the contradictions and complexities of FEMINISM. Feminist Contradiction #1: I’m empowering women by embracing the feminine/what makes us women, while simultaneously rejecting what […]

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