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It Is Hard To Write While I’m Crying

It is hard to write while I am crying so this will be short. Plus, everybody else has already written All The Things. I just want to park a short … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 15 Comments

Writing About Living: My Corinthian Comments

These are not the kinds of things that academics admit to. That is why I have spent two years tied up in knots about merging my lived experiences with my … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Fresh Off The [Digital] Presses

My latest paper¬†is out with ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. This paper began with a discussion on Twitter, transitioned to a blog post here, morphed into … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 7 Comments


It seemed only right that I share my dissertation acknowledgements seeing as how many of you, out there and in here, helped me on this journey. Thank you. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS There … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Forced Context Collapse or The Right to Hide in Plain Sight

There is a whole brand of (mostly digital) journalism that culls social media content for stories. We can argue about the extent to which that is reporting as opposed to … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Creating #Havoc at #VCUSOCY

It may surprise you to learn that I live a great deal of my life off-line. I know, I know, hear me out on this fantastical possibility. Recently, I’ve been … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 22 Comments

When White Men Love Black Women on TV

With Olivia and Fitz and Annalise and Sam it has been noted that there’s a¬†mainstream pop culture revolution happening in the representation of white men in relationships with black women. … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 27 Comments

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