I'm going to try something a little bit different this week. I'll include the links and then a short sentence or two of how the piece stuck with me. I was listening to the Note to Self podcast during their Infomagical Project and they talked about reading with intention. Essentially, why are I reading these articles? How are they changing how I think about myself and the world? Or, in the case of my website, why am I deciding to share them with you, the reader? I'm going to give it a shot this week -- let's see how it goes.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about what the public thinks of academics' fashion sense (not good). The author discusses why academics should care more about what they wear and how that is making a statement. I totally agree on this point, especially when it comes to undergrad student workers. The way you dress is a way to showcase your identity and your level of professionalism.
- A critique from Dr. Adrianne Keene about new work from J.K. Rowling. I greatly admire Dr. Adrianne Keene because she helps me continue to stay intersectional as I think about a wide range of topics, including cultural appropriation. I read her to better understand cultural appropriation related to Native Americans, and her writing is clear and understandable.
- Below is a stripped version of a song off of Parachute's newest album. I found Parachute in 2009 with their song Under Control. The song spoke to me in so many ways and I kept following them as the years went on. I even introduced the band to my brother who might be a bigger fan than me. It's a band that I never get tired of and their newest album is so wonderful.