Recent blog postings:
I often write on blogs including Sociological Images, The Feminist Wire, Racialicious, Adios, Barbie and From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors. Some recent posts by topic include:
1. Feminism/Gender Politics
Pregnant Women Are Now Targets: The Tragedy of Purvi Patel.April 26, 2015.
Notes from Trigger-Gate: Why I Give Trigger Warnings. June 5, 2014.
To (Feminist) Mama With Love January 20, 2014
#Intersectionality for Racists: On Miss America September 20, 2013
Why Male Pregnancy Matters July 30, 2013
Teen Pregnancy as Moral Panic June 13, 2013
Realistic Girls and Fantastic Boys? Middle Grade Fantasy, Realistic Fiction and the Great Gender Divide January 4, 2013 [Pending publication in Speculative Fiction 2013: The Best Online Reviews, Essays, and Commentary]
2. Body Image/Size Acceptance
Doctors Can Be Fat Shamers Too March 24, 2014
The Shame of Fat-Shaming March 20, 2014
Novel as Mirror: Teen Literature and Body Image October 15, 2011
On Intersectionality and Toxic Body Culture March 30, 2011
3. Race and Media
Fying While Brown: The Insecurity of travel. June 19, 2014.
Fying While Brown. July 21, 2014.
The perils of flying while brown.July 21, 2014.
Multi-Ethnic Families in Middle Grade Novels August 5, 2013
Why Are We Still Whitewashing? Feb. 21, 2012
4. Narrative Medicine/Disability/Illness
Listening With Our Pens: Narrative Humility for Writers October 14, 2013
‘Differences’ as Superpowers in Middle Grade Novels January 13, 2012
Disability in Middle Grade Novels July 25, 2011
5. Parenting/Literacy/Writing for Children
The Children’s Hour: Poetry Study with Middle Grade Readers October 7, 2013
Should we ban Little House for Racism? April 10, 2012
Summer Writing Prompts for Young Writers (and Readers!) June 22, 2012
Writing Our Bodies: Embodiment, Voice and Literature April 13, 2011