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 [...]

The Keeper and the Kept

discretion and indiscretion, a dichotomous pair. one always working in tandem with the other. be discreet he says…she says…they say. but, do continue with the indiscretions please. her entire life—a dance between the two. a circus performer. she walks the tight rope. between the spotlight and the shadows, always one slip away from plunging to [...]

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? [...]

If You Saw Us As People

In response to an article titled, "Re-entry Council Gets $150K from the State to Keep the Ex in Ex-Con," published on December 7th, 2017 by the Rhino Times in Greensboro, NC: At noon on March 8, 2018, the Greensboro Re-entry Council meeting begins. The room is full of folks who have gathered in hopes of [...]