Category Archives: Stitch Offline

Let’s Talk About “Alice”: The Fragility of White Womanhood in Grad School Spaces

AKA “There’s a fragile white woman in my class who doesn’t seem to handle criticism very well and we’re probably going to fight by the end of the semester… or next week”. There’s this woman in my Wednesday night grad … Continue reading

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2017 Resolutions (A Day Late)

To be better at deadlines for work and school and to get comfortable communicating when a deadline isn’t going to work before it hits. To go after the things I want (jobs, writing opportunities, friendships) without talking myself out of … Continue reading

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One class down, two more to go.

Yesterday was the last meeting of my most stressful class. I am so glad that I don’t have the class again and that I (probably) won’t see most of the people in that class again.

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The Author In Their Times (Unless That Author Wrote A Comic Book)

One of the three graduate courses I’m taking is a class called “The Author in their Time/s”. It’s a class that looks at authors writing fiction about a period in history as they lived in said period. This specific class, … Continue reading

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“Holy Homosexual Batman”: A Reference List

For my critical literary theory course during my first semester of grad school,  I did a final paper looking at applications of queer theory as it applies to textual and subtextual queer perceptions of Batman. You know, because I just … Continue reading

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Serious Stitch Stuff

So for the past few months I’ve been working as the editorial assistant for a set of professors working on putting out a business manual with Routledge. This morning, the professor in charge of the project sent in the manuscript … Continue reading

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End of Semester Gushing + Plans for the Future

Guess who’s got two thumbs and all A’s this semester? IT’S ME! I am officially done with my first semester of grad school and it feels so good!

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A Political Stitch

Note: if it’s not clear (but it should be), this is a celebration of my identity and my Blackness because February is Black History Month and it’s taken me this long to put my thoughts together. “I didn’t know you … Continue reading

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#mybodymychoicemyschool

Today I protested an anti-choice installation at FIU because my college campus provides freedom of speech to some of the most heinous of groups. I didn’t intend to get into the fray at first, but while I was waiting for … Continue reading

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Super-Symbolism and Suicide Ideation

Trigger Warnings for suicide ideation and description of those thoughts.   2015 was not a good mental health year for me. Not at all. It seemed like I had one major depressive episode after another, existing on a roller coaster … Continue reading

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