I lectured on Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/La Frontera for WGS 150.2: Women & Gender in US History & Society. It was my first lecture, ever, and it was extremely empowering. There were 78 students (out of an enrolled 92). We discussed mestiza consciousness, border and binary crossing, deviant historiography, intersectionality and the matrix of domination, and lived experience as a form of knowledge production. I covered chapters 1, 2, and 7, and then had the class do group work in which they discussed boundaries they navigate IRL, then connected it to the text. I was astounded by the class’ participation. They shared their findings as well as their favorite passages from Borderlands. I taught them about snapping in solidarity (a la Ethnic and Feminist Studies), and when I ended the class with my favorite passage about Anzaldua building her own home with a feminist architecture (4ed., p. 43-44), the whole class erupted with empowering snaps. I wanted to cry, it was so powerful. The professor later told me that I cultivated a “very feminist space” with my lecture, and I’ve never received a better compliment in my life.
I’m going to be a professor someday.
British MPs are advocating for a symbolic move to recognize Palestinian Statehood! 274 British MPs voted in favour of supporting Palestinian Sovereignty with 12 British MPs voting against and a number of parliamentarians abstaining from voting. A beautiful, historic moment for Palestinians and the Palestinian struggle!
It looks like Sara turning into Tegan.
Sara’s reaction to shit Tegan says