Hello! I have written something on the intersection of white supremacy and K-12 education; particularly, the power that educators have to shift norms, and which ones we might attend to. It took longer than anticipated to write, which has me thinking about what I’d advocate as a cycle for white people committed to working against … More Quick Bonus: me in Huff Post
Maybe two or three weeks after Renn was born, Maria stopped by with some lactation cookies she’d made. She said: “they are full of GALACTAGOGUES!” I thought: no way is that a real word. But if it is, it means something about spaceships, so these will be exciting cookies. I was right–they were exciting cookies–and also … More Intergalactic Mamammary!
I am so curious how many people without children or experience with childbirth have any idea what the hell a placenta is or does. I certainly had no clue–I knew the term “afterbirth,” which I think I associated with novels set on the plains before statehood, as likely to feature animal births as human ones. … More And Eating It, Too
Hey, so, we totally have a baby! She’s an overwhelmingly delightful person. Her name is Sirenna Winchester Audre Norris*, and we call her Renn. I will not be posting frequent pictures on facebook, because it’s just not my way. I do TAKE like 1000 pictures a day, so what I am going to try and … More UTERus?!…I just MET us!
Hello! It’s me, still! You know, I think in the face of just the political world being complete trash, I would still have written regularly. I think in the face of just being all pregnant, I might still have written regularly. But the two combined? Please. So here we are today: The House passed their death bill, and I … More Just a Little Loof
Hello, beautiful boot-wearers!* So I hope you have had a nice week trying to hold in your mind things like “now there is an EO designed to ban Muslims**” AND “now the congressional switchboards are melting, because the most ever people are like ‘no the fuck thank you.’” Both at once. Everything at once. To get my boots … More Help Me Get These Boots On: February 4, 2017
I mean… I just figured you would want to know! I wrote this post for Ed Week about one way schools can approach this political transition. I was asked to by my actual work, which was super meaningful for me. It was written before these insane EOs, but I hope the reader will offer it grace … More Quick Bonus: Me in Ed Week!
Usually-more-curmudgeonly Doug Henwood wrote this yesterday: “Some of these left critiques of today’s marches are bumming me out. Yes the overall tone was liberal [NB from SB: he means this critically, and as opposed to socialism, rather than conservativism] and yes an episodic march or two means nothing without long-term organizing. That’s obvious. But the new … More Quick Bonus! Me Huff Post-ing
I’ve been ready for a new title for this for a while. I still need help not being such as ass, as I believe we all do, but that’s not been what’s guided my media choices for a while… probably since the personal trauma of the spring, and certainly now in this zenith of white supremacist … More Help Me Get These Boots On: January 21, 2017
Some of the best word adventures are those in which I discover that a word I thought I knew contains mysteries untold, or in which I find that sets of words I was certain were connected etymologically just aren’t. This has both, and it’s a word that is so everywhere I can’t even believe it’s … More 21 Weeks Full of Meaning