Culture & News Features
Every Student Deserves a Legacy (offsite). Since spring of 2004, I have been part of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation's award-winning storytelling project. During that time, I have spent many hours at local urban high schools, witnessing some of their daily struggles as they undergo reform efforts funded by KnowledgeWorks (in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). You can find my piece on Brookhaven High School in the 2006 publication "Small Moments, Big Dreams," as well as pieces on Brookhaven and Africentric Early College in the 2007 publications. You can also read a piece I wrote about the experience of storytelling in the foundation's "think tank" publication, Primer, here.
Culture Clash (2,500 words)
A story about Columbus, Ohio artist Gilda Edwards, whose African-inspired art caused a controversy over possible censorship at Alpine Elementary school.
Originally published October, 1996.
Undersung Heroines: Women in Rock (750 words)
Features interviews with Barbara O'Dair, editor of Trouble Girls: The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Gillian Garr, author of She's A Rebel.
Originally Published November, 1997.
Preparing for Stay-at-Home Parenting (Offsite: Will open in new window)
Parents and experts offer advice about financial and emotional preparations a couple can make before the arrival of a baby.
Originally published March 2003.