September 7, 2021

Turns out it's not just anti-vaxxers getting on my nerves these days, it's also vaccinated people who are being dangerously ignorant about the world that disabled folks also navigate. Read more

August 8, 2021

Of course I'm in favor of bodily autonomy: who, especially those of us who consider ourselves feminists, wouldn't be? But alas, COVID is testing the limits of this word's meanings, and I think many are missing a key point. Read more

July 8, 2021

Ah, summertime, when academics everywhere finally get to work on our research. Mine, I realize, is focused on queer identities in fairy tales, since that's the most exciting thing to me right now. Read more

June 4, 2021

This phrase was recently uttered to me and a companion who remarked on someone's lack of masking indoors during the ongoing pandemic. I plan to unpack it a bit, because it filled me with rage, and because it illustrates a sad deficiency in American worldview. Read more

May 19, 2021

The spring semester is over but my brain is still melted from it and the rest of me is burnt out too, so here's a fun little personal essay I'd submitted elsewhere and that had been rejected (yes, that happens to even the great Dr. Jorgensen). Ruminations on identity and SFF (science fiction/fantasy) follow. Read more

April 28, 2021 know how the rest of the song goes, right? The title came to me when I was pondering the state of the world and all I could come up with is that everything is horrifying and I don't know what to do about it. Read more

April 4, 2021

I've been thinking recently about how cultural traditions confer authority, and how in two realms - religion and dance - I see multiplicity dispersing authority (this will make sense after I explain it, I promise). Read more

March 28, 2021

Since I'm teaching First Year Seminar this year, I'm teaching academic writing skills through a variety of assignments...but of course, this is making me reflect on when and how I first learned to write. Read more

March 19, 2021

As a body scholar and feminist, I hunger for ways to explore and inhabit our bodies that are not bound by shame, and Sonya Renee Taylor's book delivers exactly that. Read more

March 14, 2021

I just received a contract in the last week to stay on at my university, and I'm relieved to have at least that much stability while wondering what the future holds. Read more

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