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Why I Teach Feminism At An Urban High School

by Sarah Marcus Like many of my days spent teaching, today feels hard, but important. By 10 a.m. I've already had some awesome, small victories. A student ran upstairs 10 minutes before class to make sure that he understood what the word "vixen" meant and wanted to discuss if he could use it in a feminist context within his "Be A Man" poem. He told me that this felt like the biggest and most important question that he had all year. He caught the bus early so that he could be at school early to talk to me about it. The "Be A Man/Woman" poem assignment originated from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender and masculinity. In my 12th Grade Creative Writing Class, largely due to the influence and materials of one of my incredible mentors, Daniel Gray Kontar, we have... Read More →

VIDEO: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Talks Feminism, Fashion, And Politics

Fresh off a feature on Beyonce's secret album, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about how her latest work, Americanah, fits in her literary career and how she found comfort in breaking the rules.    Watch as Adichie, a 2007 Anisfield-Wolf award winner, discusses embracing her fashion sense as a "serious writer," the importance of race and class in feminism, and more.  Read More →
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