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September 28, 2017

Over 70 countries in our modern world had or do have female heads of state, but I cannot remember a single one of their names being discussed in my 19 years of education.  In fact, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Cleopatra and Eleanor Roosevelt are the only females I can r...

September 21, 2017

Editor's Note: We are so thrilled to host parts of Dr. Marie Cartier's forthcoming novel Blue.  In the following post, you'll get a brief glimpse into this amazing world and, like us, be washed up (pun intended) in its' beautiful prose and character development.  We ca...

September 19, 2017

On September 11, I was thrilled to host this semester’s first event in the Futures Initiative’s signature series The University Worth Fighting For: “Queer Pedagogies and Pedagogy for LGBTQ Instructors.” The event was co-sponsored by The Futures Initiative and CLAGS: Th...

September 14, 2017

“Why am I black?” My 5-year-old daughter asked me this question.  I paused, and I made a joke – “You are black because your momma is black and your daddy is black.” 

This question made me realize a greater discussion that is surrounding her.  We have been speaking...

September 12, 2017

In my Intro to Philosophy classes, we talk a lot about justice. We read most of Plato’s Republic, as well as several other thinkers that attempt to define what justice is or the parameters for ethical behavior. We contrast the position of one of Plato’s interlocutors,...

September 8, 2017

Hollywood has a story problem. Sure, the studios regurgitate concepts, sequelize to the point of destroying brand integrity, and insist on centering the bulk of their narratives from a white male perspective. But beyond that, Hollywood seemingly doesn't get Story, or r...

September 5, 2017

Mujer Non-Grata:  An Ongoing Series on Life in a Cult, Healing from Religious Trauma Syndrome, and Navigating Life after Religion

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It always started with chatter.

We wouldn’t have acknowledged it as gossip—but we knew...

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