Dear Senator: A Call to Deny Brett Kavanaugh

***TW: rape, sexual assault, PTSD *** Despite living in D.C., I am still finding it difficult to get a letter to my former senator. To be completely candid, that is in part due to the fact the submission form on his website limits my character count. My objection to Senator John Boozman's support of Brett... Continue Reading →

I’m Okay?: The Lasting Effects of Bullying

***TW: anxiety, disordered eating, self-harm*** In kindergarten, I was recurrently tossed off the top of a five-foot slide by the same boy while his friends watched. Relief did not come when the principal intervened, but rather when the boy finally moved away. I re-visited that school this past summer while substitute teaching. The same playground... Continue Reading →

2017 Regular Session: Update on HB 1222

Hello all, Normally, I discuss Arkansas General Assembly bills with Luke and we both offer our insight on the issue at hand. However, in light of the quick turnover of information, I am flying solo on this update. Last week, the House Education Committee voted Do Pass HB 1222, a voucher bill that stands to... Continue Reading →

2017 Regular Session AR Senate Bills: Round 1

As promised, I have begun tackling the new Arkansas General Assembly bills as they are being filed. In a slight deviation, I have found myself with a new partner-in-parsing, a companion-in-clarification, a...okay, so I found Luke. Given the inordinate amount of time we spend together and our background in picking at proposed bills, we decided to partner... Continue Reading →

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