Assemblages: Anti-Oppression Works

The UNC Greensboro Women's and Gender Studies Program organizes and hosts their Annual Research Symposium each Spring. I am honored to have co-organized, presented at and gave opening remarks at this year's conference. Conference attendees keep asking me to post those remarks...So here they are: In a time when a national figurehead can say or [...]

Self-Inquiry and the Scholarly Life

What is a scholar? They are someone who invests their curiosity, creativity, and full energy into discovering and mastering all there is to know about a thing. They take this thing, make it theirs and claim to hold all the secrets of wisdom regarding the thing. This curious inquiry is born of a passion, a [...]

All the Women

"The maiden is on her way again, wandering toward a great woods in all great faith that something will come from that great hall of trees, something soul-making." -- Clarissa Estes Pinkola, Women Who Run With the Wolves  I have been in deep contemplation, practicing stillness and deep listening over the past month. As I [...]

A Special Place

Keeping it simple today, but sharing some questions burning in my soul.... What is it about the light of one woman that makes another shudder in the dark? Why do women compete with one another rather than grab each other by the hand, supporting one another in the complicated patriarchal narrative we exist in together? [...]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

In lieu of the latest scandals involving men in positions of power, abusing their power, I have thought deeply and tried to remain objective. When we use one another's pain as a platform for political agency alone, we perpetuate the very dominant systems we seek to transcend. By simply focusing on the actual events or [...]