Here are some of my writings, which I’d like to share with you:
This is the last paper I wrote for my Master in Teaching program. It’s not a masterpiece, by any means, by I think it shows my attempt to hold on to my vision and values while still preparing to enter into a profession.
This was my grad school attempt to lay out a classroom management philosophy for public school teaching. We’ll see what I actually end up doing as a teacher.
I wrote this in college as a personal reflection about attending a conference of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. Re-reading it made me think quite a bit about some of the things I write about on this blog. But if you read it please understand that it is a personal reflection…my own introspection, never meant for public consumption.
I wrote this in 2002. It was my first serious attempt to write down my own worldview in a coherent way. At 60-something pages, it’s really got a lot to it. I am still proud of it, but I think it fell short of really bringing my ideas of “mutual inspiration” to life, and that is why I only shared it with like 4 other people. Plus, the strategy and tactics sections are particularly weak.
This was my second attempt at getting my ideas coherent and organized, this time in reaction to Bush’s re-election in November of 2004. It’s much more concise than the above, with sharper politics and new insights…but I feel like it lost even more of the spirit of “mutual inspiration” that I still think is important for movement-building. This time, that loss was a deliberate choice to not try to coin any new terms or anything…so I avoided mutual inspiration.
I wrote this in 2005. Then I never read it again. I thought it sucked. Well, lo and behold, I rediscover it today, and I am so, so proud of this. This captures my politics, my hopes, my ideas very well…not perfectly, but at least poetically, with life and energy and creativity. I’m happy about it, and I think I’m going to refine it further and see what I could do with it.
I wrote this in the same week that I wrote “Roots in the Movement.” In some ways it is a sequel…imagining what happens after Roots in the Movement has been around for awhile. And like that piece, I wrote this and then never, ever re-read it…until today. Wow. I can’t believe this came out of my head. I’m proud of this, and I think there is a lot of room to improve it and do something more with it. If you want to read a radical movement sci-fi style short story…read this!
Warning: There is one email to my dad that might be upsetting to survivors of violence.
(35 pages…but weird font and spacing choices…actually shorter than 35)