On language dysphoria

In old home movies, I see a shy little girl, following her self-assured brother, and I don’t recognize her voice at all. She hadn’t learned yet that the language she spoke would make everyone judge her—her intelligence, her friendliness, her professionalism, her “place” in life. She had a wildly bizarre accent (the result of living […]

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Job announcement

Normally this is a little mundane for the blog, but since you’ve all helped me so much, I figured you would be interested: I have two adjunct jobs for the fall! They don’t start until September, but I will be teaching 4 sections of freshmen composition, maybe more. That means we’ll be stable after I […]

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Conversations I have on Twitter

An abbreviated conversation with a random douchebag on Twitter. Random Asshole @Shadowgbq: *reads my Tumblr post calling Rand Paul a bag of dicks for wanting to cut food stamps, because of one case of fraud* Random Asshole: But don’t you liberals want money to go to not-corporations? Me: Haha, fuck off. Not supporting food stamps […]

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