• Tired Teachers: What’s for Dinner?

    Tired Teachers: What’s for Dinner?

    Glitch Dishes by Mrs. Gilly circa 2022 The pandemic. Forgive me for writing more about the pandemic, but as a teacher I want to write down some of my reflections as they surface. For a while, I was having writer’s block and lovely migraines. Now, it seems l like my writer’s block is gone, What would […]

  • Scholar Spotlight: Katrina Rbeiz 2022

    Hi everyone! My name is Katrina Rbeiz, and I am a Lebanese-American first-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University. I’m excited to share more about my motivations and experiences as a HASTAC scholar, and to connect with other like-minded individuals!   If you’d like to connect:   Twitter Personal Website  1) Why did you apply to HASTAC?  I stumbled upon the HASTAC program […]

  • Lilith & Ancient Origins

    Lilith & Ancient Origins

    Any discussion of female oppression and vilification would be incomplete without including Lilith. You may have read of her as the villain, a succubus, mother of demons, a winged she-demon who preys on men and children, or a nocturnal force that delivers impure dreams. These are all stories of her, yes, but she started as […]

  • Review: Introduction of Sasha Costanza-Chock’s Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

    Review: Introduction of Sasha Costanza-Chock’s Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

    Sasha Costanza-Chock begins her new book Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need (2020) with a personal anecdote which illustrates why her book is necessary. While going through the airport security line, Costanza-Chock is ushered through the millimeter wave scanner, where their body is flagged as anomalous. This issue is predictable to […]

  • “Buzzfeed Feminism” and Feminist Discourse on Social Media Applications

      When you search the word “feminism” on apps such as Tiktok and Twitter, you are met with tweets, images, and videos of mostly white women and some men, discussing how the definition of feminism is simply equality for women, consent is key, and body positivity. You are also faced with many statements titled “why […]

  • The Anti-Gay Agenda: The Rise of Political Homophobia in Eastern Europe

    The Anti-Gay Agenda: The Rise of Political Homophobia in Eastern Europe

    Though eastern Europe has never been an exemplary model for human rights, the past few years have engendered major concerns for the LGBTQIA+ (LGBT) community within this region. Key political leaders across eastern Europe have chosen to use the LGBT community as scapegoats for underlying societal issues and to bolster campaign platforms to garner the […]

  • Lessons from Rhythms of Anger(s): Learning to Listen to them

    Lessons from Rhythms of Anger(s): Learning to Listen to them

    Lessons from Rhythms of Anger(s): Learning to Listen to them Anger is my crutch I hold myself upright with it —Chrystos, I Walk in the History of My People   Women of Color in America have grown up within a symphony of anger at being silenced at being unchosen, at knowing that when we survive, […]