Graphic Installation on Carers in HE

Graphic Installation on Carers in HE

Wondering what I’ve been up to? Dr. Marie Pierre Moreau and I have perpetrated a delicious graphic installation piece of comics-based/arts-based research focusing on the experiences of carers in higher education. This project has been generously supported by an AdvanceHE Good Practice Grant. We hope 

WTF?!

WTF?!

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvcOmvpj8qGtULOnsBXYCozsUxPC5pLEKP

On Fearlessness, or Chickadees

On Fearlessness, or Chickadees

This week’s Helpers cartoon focuses on the fearless chickadee. I used to live in a little house on a remote dirt road. At that house, there was a wooden post cover in the center of the yard that had a perfect little round hole in 

A love letter to parents

A love letter to parents

Today’s cartoon in the Gazette is my favorite one so far. And it’s not just because I am the single mother of three little girls, or because my work as an anthropologist focuses on parents and their children fighting for the side of love in 

HELPERS EVERYWHERE

HELPERS EVERYWHERE

I’ve been so busy drawing I have not had a chance to post the latest comics from Helpers Among Us in the Hampshire Gazette. So here they are in a great big pile. While the news cycle rumbles along noisily–but blamelessly– with hourly updates about 

Hold the Door

Hold the Door

When was the last time you were running in the rain and cold, perhaps loaded down with packages or groceries or unwieldy children’s art projects, and someone held the door open for you? Maybe they held it for quite a while while you shuffled along. 

Look for the Helpers

Look for the Helpers

As noted in my previous post, I’ve been doing a bit of cartooning for the Hampshire Gazette. There are a few reasons for this– one, I really miss the culture, pace and visibility of newspaper work. This was where I started out in the early 

due north

due north

I’ve been on sabbatical this semester, which I think is supposed to be a time to vary one’s routine, experience new things, rest, reconnect, and work to freshen up one’s academic and other perspectives. In addition to lots of time to think and read deeply 

parenting transgender children

parenting transgender children

I’m the parent of a transgender child. It’s complicated and beautiful and emotional and painful and wonderful all at the same time. It is the easiest thing in the world to love and parent a child who is transgender. It’s not any more heroic than 

Lifeboat

Lifeboat

Because I’m not just an Academic In The Streets/Artist In The Sheets, but rather a real deal arts-based researcher and working artist, I like to publish things in lots of places, but I particular like the popular press– both for visibility reasons as well as