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The School of Working Women: A Letter to My Mother

Dear Mom, Greetings from Seattle. It’s going on ten months without seeing you, but I swear I hear and smell you in the pre-lucid hours...

What I Learned When I Recreated the Famous ‘Doll Test’ that...

After hearing about the Clarks' "Doll Test" in undergraduate school, I became interested in studying racial identity development. In the "Doll Test", the married...

The Silver Lining of the Black Box

I teach to Black Boxes. At the beginning of the school year teaching psychology to high school seniors on Zoom was intimidating and confusing. Black...

Underfunded

Robert’s black hi-top fade has been dyed blue this week, and after I teach the prompt to prepare these third and fourth graders to write poems on constellations they’ve created by connecting the...

A Modest Proposal for The Greene New Deal for Education

Marjorie Taylor Greene now represents my home state of Georgia in the U.S. Congress. Unfortunately, radical far-left transgender communists in the Deep State have...

My Night of Fundraising

In the winter of my junior year at college, I found a squirrel. The squirrel was frozen in a block of ice on the...

Soap

“Can’t you just think about the children for one, single minute?” My friend was red-faced and yelling, his words surprisingly staccato considering the large amounts...

A Tricky Business

Teaching folks how to write fiction is a tricky—and relatively new—enterprise. You have to be coach, therapist, parent, and performer all at the same...