A recent local Facebook discussion about whether or not to wear pantyhose (absolutely NOT!) and a more recent local newspaper article about the (not-that-long-ago) cultural and societal norm of wearing stockings prompted me to post my final project from a Spring 2022 course at Texas Woman's University, ENG 3293: American Literature: Realism-Present with Dr. James… Continue reading Spring 2022 Portfolio: “Matriarchy Review: A Feminist Literary Magazine for a New Era”
Not enough spoons today. Not enough in the clamorous cafeteria of my contrasting brain. Not enough then. Not enough now. Not enough for my kids. Not enough for my mom. Not enough for her mom. When will there be enough? I was four when I hid in the small bathroom adjacent to the school cafeteria.… Continue reading Spoons
The following essay was written February 9, 2020 (on the verge of but prior to Andrew Yang's presidential race drop-out, the coronavirus pandemic, and the crash of the U.S./world economy) for my government class. Although Senator Mitch McConnell has taken credit for this idea (following Mitt Romney and others), the points made in this article and by Andrew Yang remain applicable, perhaps now more than ever.
Saying "everyone is gifted in some way" is a way of rationalizing, of equaling the playing field. A completely normal, rational way of rationalizing. But still equally ridiculous.
“You make me insane!” I’ve yelled at my husband at times. I never truly meant insane—only mad as heck! Unlike me (perhaps), however, Progressive-Era women did have something to be mad as heck about. Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” during the Progressive Era in America, a time of tremendous social, political, and educational… Continue reading Insanity Creeping Out: Progressive-Era Subjugation in “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Motherhood could be defined as the state of being a mother. But what makes a mother? Some would say that a mother is just a female human who bore children and motherhood is simply her classification. However, that is not an adequate description because it disregards the word’s remaining definitions; downplays the distinct differences between… Continue reading What Makes a Mother
I have not been as diligent with posting on my blog as I would like to be, but I have been busy with coursework. However, I am still writing, and I'd like to share with you an essay I wrote for my English class as proof (with a few edits included). Literacy Lessons Learned The… Continue reading Literacy Lessons Learned