This weekend I’m celebrating the first year of founding and blogging at Feminist Teacher. When I created this blog, my goal was to carve out a space to share my work as a feminist high school teacher and for fellow feminist educators to find a space to talk about the role of feminism in schools. As part of celebrating my first year blogging, I’m taking a look back at 2010 and my work as a feminist educator-activist:
- In February, a little over a month after Feminist Teacher debuted, Courtney Martin first wrote about my blog at Feministing followed by Anna North at Jezebel. Both featured my top post of the year: A Letter to Obama: A Call for Teaching Feminism in High School Classrooms.
- Later that spring, I interviewed Rachel Maddow for the Women’s Media Center just minutes before she delivered the Commencement speech at my alma mater, Smith College.
- My anger about Arizona’s racist climate reaches a new level when a mural featuring children of color is “whitened.” That June, I wrote a piece at the Huffington Post directed at Miller Valley Elementary School principal Jeff Lane.
- Over the summer, the National Women’s Studies Association as well as Middlebury College pick up my post about 2008 Middlebury alum, Morgane Richardson, and her work collecting the stories of young women of color at elite liberal arts colleges.
- Two blogs run by women of color featured my work in August: I wrote a short memoir piece on finding my Latina feminism for Veronica Arreola’s Summer of Feminista series and I was named blogger of the week by Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig at SHADES magazine. Continue reading