October 18, 2017

Dear Ugly White Woman,

I take the Chicago Redline almost everyday with other busy commuters.  Although the train is usually quiet, the occasional outburst or disturbance does occur. Welcome to life in the city. In these situations, most people mind their own business; if severe enough, someone may attempt to deescalate the situation or call CTA security. This is the unspoken social protocol that the Redline brethren generally follow. Not you. Your...

October 16, 2017

As I’ve reflected on my Saturday** spent at the 2nd National Symposium of LGBTQ Research in Higher Education, I kept thinking of the song and poem “The Revolution Will Not Televised” as a way to make sense of some of the thoughts and ideas I’ve been working through.

I was not nervous, probably to the chagrin of my amazing masters students, because we were presenting on a research project that is still in its early stages of development. And not be...

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