Reva Friedman, Overland Park, KS. We live in our comfy, constrained, psychic silos. My mission as a teacher educator is to create opportunities for my students break down those walls and create open, safe learning communities where all are welcomed and all are celebrated.
Ruby-Beth Buitekant Brooklyn, NY
Rachel Robbins, San Francisco, CA. When I was child, we didn’t really have the commonly held words and concepts regarding the identities of biracial people the way we now do. So I was understandably a bit confused by my biracial family. My mom and aunties are biracial, and my own father was out of the […]
Wendy Wetzel Submitted via Twitter I’m white; she’s black. How do I help her through so much new to me?
Alexandra Rosas, Milwaukee, WI. After a lifetime of wishing I could be accepted and trying to be anything except who I AM, to fit in, I am finding, my strength is in my uniqueness. #culturalworkout
Amara Ihionu, New York, NY.
Laura Reeder, Boston, MA. I teach teachers. I am a teacher. I am exhausted by the confusion that we perpetuate about who deserves to learn and who needs to be schooled.
Alex, East Lansing, MI. I didn’t know all the ways in which I was privileged – I really didn’t. Now that I do, I am trying to learn how to use that privilege to break down the wall for others.
Lorraine LaPrade New York City, NY Brooklyn Learning about the Civil Rights movement gave me confidence as a young woman.
Erica Shindler Fuller Briggs North Charleston, SC What are you? I get asked this question so often I’ve started charging people for the information. It’s my retirement plan. What I charge is determined by timing: at what point in the conversation did they ask the question? If it’s within the first few minutes of the […]
Sarah Sherman Ann Arbor, MI
Alejandro L. Zúñiga Sacks Ann Arbor, MI