If the Concept of Privilege Doesn’t Work for You, Maybe It’s Not FOR You

Yes, I know the concept of privilege doesn’t resonate with everyone who hears it, but that’s also kinda the main point of it. Read more

Gender and Privilege

Let’s continue the conversation on privilege by bringing gender into the spotlight as an identity where privilege skews toward one end of the spectrum. Read more

The Privilege Post

This is a post I’ve been meaning to make for a long time, defining & discussing privilege & its ramifications for, well, everything. Read more

Dear White Supremacists: Why Would You Cite Me?!

Everybody hates being taken out of context. But there’s an additional level of awfulness when it’s being done by white supremacists. Read more

#FolkloreThursday: Exploring Tale Type 510B

If you start researching a particular fairy tale, what does that research trajectory look like? Here’s an example (with incest)! Read more

Writing Life vs. Living Life

I know I’ve been neglecting my blog lately; it’s due to the task of recovering from the past year & also wanting to experience my life more than write about it. Read more

Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict

This conference recap post is long-overdue, but it took me a while to process all the amazing & fascinating things that went down in Detroit. Read more

#FolkloreThursday: Folklore and the Single Story

Folklore has the potential to both simplify and complicate how we interact with the world around us. This, in a nutshell, is why I’m a folklorist. Read more

Thoughts on The Plight of the Independent Scholar

Even if you’re active in publishing and presenting your research, being an independent scholar can function like a stigma at conferences. Read more

Free Speech, Fascism, and Human Rights

Where do human rights & fascism collide? In a lot of places, obviously, but also in the history leading up to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read more

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