“Finding Community”

It was great fun to be interviewed for this podcast series on social media produced by the Thompson Writing Program Digital Writing & Pedagogy Lab. In “Finding Community,” I talk about the influential role of social media in shaping my feminist identity as both writer and activist.

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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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Report on Visit to Sylvia Plath Archive at Smith College

In early January 2014, I spent two full days at the Sylvia Plath archives in the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College doing research for my senior thesis. My senior thesis comprises a meta-analysis of the critical reception of Plath and her works as well as a textual analysis of the way in which […]

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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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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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My Summer at Ms. Magazine

I was featured in the 2013-2014 Duke’s Women’s Studies Fall Newsletter for receiving a stipend towards my Summer internship in editorial at Ms. Magazine in Los Angeles, CA. The published essay was shortened for the newsletter, but I wanted to include the uncut version here on my blog. Thank you again to everyone at Ms. […]

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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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The Personal is Political: In Defense of Women’s Studies Programs

This piece was cross-posted on Feministe. You can read it HERE. On Tuesday January 29, North Carolina Republican Governor, Pat McCrory attacked Women’s Studies as an expendable and unproductive site of state educational funding as part of his commitment to more vocational training in higher education. “If you want to take gender studies, that’s fine. […]

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Fraternizing With Feminism

Original post date: 6/04/12 When I first started “blogging” for Develle Dish, I posted with reservation, holding back just enough so it didn’t have to reveal anything too personal about myself. Because everyone knows that it’s okay to believe in feminist values, but to BE a feminist automatically equates you with an unattractive anti-femininity, man […]

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