May 21, 2018

With summer right around the corner, you are probably wondering what books to pick up to take to the beach. Look no further! Reminiscent of childhood nights spent using a book light to illuminate pages of Nancy Drew’s most recent adventures, here are some reads that ke...

April 23, 2018

Let's get gay married!

Ok, where do we begin? First, is it legal?

Until June 26, 2015, and the overturning of DOMA, gay marriage was legally banned in thirteen states. Then, of course, there is the question of who is going to propose. Are both partners getting rings? Do...

March 12, 2018

The best compliment that I have received since moving to Amsterdam came from my past roommates Renske and Shaun (I am still in denial that they were just my AirBnB hosts). In my online guest review they described me as ‘gezellig’.

Gezellig literally means ‘cozy’, but I...

March 1, 2018

How do you summarize the United States education system in seven minutes? In one of my classes there are students from over 20 countries. We were given an assignment of creating a brief TED talk about one particular aspect of the education system from our country. Spea...

February 21, 2018

I first stumbled upon the Global Alliance for LGBT Education (GALE) during the Fulbright application process. After moving to The Netherlands, I immediately set up a meeting with Peter, the Director of GALE. Before our meeting I completed extensive research on all of h...

January 19, 2018

This past weekend was filled with goodbyes and ugly cries. The excitement surrounding the Fulbright has been building for eight months. However, the fear of missing everyone that I love to move to the other side of the world, did not hit until last weekend. Cue ugly te...

January 4, 2018

Educating queerly refers to providing an education where heteronormativity is deconstructed and the binary identities reproduced by society are questioned. Essentially, getting people to understand and accept that there is more than just male/female, straight/gay, and...

December 22, 2017

People often say that if you need something done ask the busiest person in the room. 

I am that person.

I love being busy, even when school is out. Even when relaxing at a vacation home in Florida with my friend Buffalo, I will coordinate what we are eating, what activit...

December 21, 2017

Summer 2014. I left the blistering heat of the Mississippi Delta. That past January, I interviewed at Achievement First Brooklyn High. The prospect of being developed as a teacher and moving closer to my family drove my decision to leave Mississippi. Well that, and the...

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