Excuse the blowing wind— In this video, I say some stuff that may be hard for some folks to hear. I said it all the same. For me, this was a chance to finally really speak directly to a very difficult time in my life, but my decision to do it in this way has everything to do with SCOTUS’s recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade. If that isn’t something you’re interested in hearing my take on, that’s okay! But for those of you who have 18 minutes and want to listen, thanks. I hope that this reaches someone who needs to hear it.
PROMPT: What has reading taught you about navigating the world? What is one story that has most impacted your worldview or way you move through life?
DEAREST TEACHER, ... I’m writing to you because quite frankly, I’ve been thinking about doing it for nearly my whole life, and I’m pretty sick of chickening out at this point. I figure, there’ve got to be lots of people like me who, in light of your recent points-of-view, finally said to themselves, “Ah th’heck with it! She ought to know what I have to say.”
Once upon a not so long ago, I was studying towards a Master of Arts in Leadership. My graduate program was tailored to my professional goals, so I decided to specialize in intentional writing and creative nonfiction. Essentially, I wanted to learn how the world worked and why we do things the way we do them and how to use writing to make more things better for more people.
A draft of a five-paragraph personal narrative essay before I start teaching Introduction to College Writing.
In regard to a MySpace message I received on a Thursday morning when I was 13
The story of the naked intruder on E Scott Street, 7 April 2020.
"'My favorite subject was arithmetic,' by George, 'I only went to school for about seven or eight years.'" I delivered these words, some paraphrased by someone, sometime, somewhere, that were given to me to memorize as I, alongside all the other second-graders at Jackson Elementary School, took to the stage as George Washington; yes, each and every one of us.