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…

#dangersafetybravery

#dangersafetybravery

The editors at Paperbark asked if I would be interested in submitting a piece of visual scholarship to their upcoming issue on Resilience. I jumped at the chance to publish creative work in a literary magazine venue. The Resilience issue came out in hard copy…

Words, pictures and method

Words, pictures and method

My friend and colleague, Professor Ian Barron, director of the UMass Center for International Education, was kind enough to express interest in my research and its implications for comparative international work. As an arts-based researcher and cartoonist, I have used methods in childhood in the…

No more dumb posters

No more dumb posters

I know we are all tired of the same old clunky academic conference poster, but folks are often unsure of where and how to break the rules and if it is even possible to do something different with the “Poster Presentation” genre. Instead of using…

nice work and near enemies

nice work and near enemies

My newest piece appears in Angelina Castagno’s gorgeous edited volume, The Price of Nice: How Good Intentions Maintain Educational Inequity. Before this project came along, I was relatively certain that I was done done DONE with my decades of work around workplace feminization and ethnographies…