Parler: Research From A School Librarian and PreK-12 Educator

Appeal to Educators Educators, if you are on or using Parler, I want to ask you to seriously reconsider your presence and participation there. In this post I will share with you the research I have regarding this site and the news sources who propagate links, stories, images, and more that are detrimental to our democracy and unity as a country. Bias Let’s talk about bias for a moment. Merriam-Webster defines bias as “an inclination of temperament or outlook, especially a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment or prejudice, an instance of such prejudice, a systematic error introduced into sampling orContinue reading

Equity Diversity & Inclusion

Official Complaint to TCEA & Resolutions Given by TCEA

My Blog Post Content Warning: Homophobia, Suicide I want to begin with a quote I saw on Twitter that speaks to why I am writing this and making this information public: “May our wounds not have the final say. May we see ourselves beyond the gaze of someone who tried to erase us.” – Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis Tweet Terminology: To establish a foundation of common understanding before addressing what occurred at TCEA, I would like to define some terms directly related to my harassment and discrimination for you from the GLAAD Media Reference Guide:  Sexual Orientation The scientifically accurate termContinue reading

Consent Rape & Sexual Assault

One day she will tell you that she has had enough

Content Warning: Rape, sexual assault, suicide, and violence Recently I heard the song “Face Down” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (play it before you read…) and using the lyrics as inspiration, I started thinking about this blog post: Do you feel like a man When you push her around? Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground? Well I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s got to end As your lies crumble down, a new life she has found Facedown in the dirt When I was 16 we moved from Illinois to Texas. This wasContinue reading