Using Restorative Justice in the Classroom to Address Harm

Using Restorative Justice in the Classroom to Address Harm

In the middle of my lecture on the gender pay gap in organizations, a student interrupts me to proclaim how the gender pay gap “can’t possibly exist” because his mother is a senior manager in her company and gets paid “more than the men she works with”. Other students visibly bristle around him. I’m teaching…

Whataboutism & Why It Needs to Stop in Social Justice Activism

Whataboutism & Why It Needs to Stop in Social Justice Activism

Yeah okay, racism is bad, but what about classism? That’s bad too.Or are you saying that gender inequality doesn’t matter?And what about colorism? Isn’t that a thing?!And how come nobody is talking about the oppressions faced by Asian women academics?! So has gone the way of some conversations with attendees when I speak at seminars…

Radical Self-Care Journaling: 6 Writing Activities for Healing

Radical Self-Care Journaling: 6 Writing Activities for Healing

Journaling is a practical and effective tool to practice self-care in your life. As intersectional feminist activists, self-care can become radical when caring for ourselves subverts systems of oppression and sustains our struggles towards social justice. If you think journaling can help you rest and restore, I show six different ways to use self-care journaling…

Dealing with Gaslighting: Signs and Survival

Dealing with Gaslighting: Signs and Survival

Please note that this post contains references to domestic violence and bullying. Many of us would now be familiar with ‘gaslighting’ — a form of emotional abuse where perpetrators convince a target that they’re crazy. Without leaving a visible scar, gaslighters gradually erode their target’s sense of self and reality, keeping them under their control….

A White Man’s World: What WOC Should Know Before Doing A PhD

A White Man’s World: What WOC Should Know Before Doing A PhD

Of the 184,074 people who received a doctoral degree in the United States in 2018, only 17 percent were women of color. With 57,766 graduates, there were almost twice as many white women who were awarded a doctorate than the 31,465 women of color graduates that included women who identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific…