She couldn't have been more than 12, but she was tall for her age. We had gathered for an art show, but I knew only the host. Her presence was a welcome change from the scattered introductions and hurried greetings. I'd been a teacher, so I knew how this would go. I was prepared to … Continue reading I Shoulda Been a Dancer
There were four of us. We shared titles, responsibilities and stress. We shared deadlines, assignments and power struggles. We shared supervisors and, sometimes, file folders. Like heroines on a supernatural quest, we each possessed one super-human ability. With our powers combined, we were uniquely poised to be effective, creative leaders... on a bridge to nowhere. Throughout … Continue reading What Do You Do With A Problem?
I was the fat kid in my house growing up, and later on in elementary and middle school. The picture that other people had of me didn’t match the picture I had of myself. First, until very recently, I never considered myself fat. It just didn’t seem true. Second, I didn’t think it was appropriate … Continue reading Day 3, Week 7: You Get To Decide
When I was white, it wasn’t on purpose. It wasn’t intentional. It started because I was a square peg coveting circles. It started because I stuck out everywhere, even when I didn’t want the attention. Even when race and gender didn’t play a role, I just didn’t seem to belong anywhere. I struggled to find … Continue reading 60 Children’s (& Young Adult) Books Written by, for, or about Native Americans