I’ve had mixed success with school. In kindergarten, my teacher told my mother that I would never make it to first grade. I did, of course, and took AP/honors classes wherever they were available. In high school, I lettered in choir, enrolled concurrently at my local community college… and flunked out. Got my GED. Worked [...]
I wonder about the use of the word. I wonder hard about it. How is it ever considered a positive use of a term when addressing those who are not cisgendered? Really? I have to wonder.
Let’s talk about possession. When you’re a kid, it’s more about things: your toys, your clothes, your food. Needs and wants are largely iterated with concrete physical manifestations thereof; identity is later extrapolated from these building blocks. So for talking to white kids about cultural appropriation, can one simplify it down to possession? Possibly. Think [...]
This may be a cranky response to revisiting a favorite author from the past. It’s been a long time since I read a book by Robert Fulghum. But when they first came out? All I needed to know I learned in kindergarten and his subsequent books. I worked on a stage production of the first [...]