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Passing the Talking Stick

Resilience-Making through Storytelling

Tammy Williams

Indigenous Women's Utopia; this is the name of the girls’ group of which they are members and the title of their book. The short entries include poems, personal stories, and images. There are stories of abuse, drugs, sexualized violence, and misogyny but

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The Schoolboy Sports Story

A Phenomenon and a Period Distinctive in the Cultural History of America

R.W. (Bob) Reising

writer with an appropriate pen name, Burt, which “sounded masculine … and Standish, a surname that reminded its creator of his favorite childhood poem, ‘The Courtship of Miles Standish.’” Later, Patten once smilingly confessed, he inserted the initial “L

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Desirée de Jesus

. The section opens with an excerpt from Gwendolyn Brooks's stirring poem “To Those of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals,” which invites readers to see the centering and celebration of blackness in The Black Girlhood Studies Collection as an ongoing

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“Let Us Be Giants”

Masculinity Nostalgia and Military Edutainment in South Asian War Comics

Tehmina Pirzada

as a collective rather than an individual experience, tying it to Hindu heterosexual masculinity. The comic focuses on the military's Operation Meghdoot, which borrows its code name from a popular Sanskrit poem, Meghadūta , dated to 375 CE. Often

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Perfect Love in a Better World

Same-Sex Attraction between Girls

Wendy L. Rouse

“they would all be happy and peaceful when reunited in a better world.” Their last request was that they be laid in the same grave, buried together as they would have chosen to live. An unfinished love poem composed by Spalding lay nearby. The family

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Alienating students

Marxist theory in action

Megan Thiele, Yung-Yi Diana Pan, and Devin Molina

. Some students may display opposition to drawing at the outset of this activity. For these students, we suggest writing a poem or a letter, or possibly manipulating the paper into a shape. They can envision themselves as poets, crafters of fine art or

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Who (the) Girls and Boys Are

Gender Nonconformity in Middle-Grade Fiction

Michele Byers

if, during play tryouts, the teachers saw “me” or “her” (83)—me/her can be read as referring to actor/character, but also to Grayson boy and Grayson girl. The prose poem in this novel that describes the performance of the play is told in the third

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Sharifah Aishah Osman

Sanskrit, “Great Epic of the Bharata Dynasty”) is an epic poem of ancient India, composed in the fourth century BCE or earlier, which tells of the struggle for sovereignty between two groups of cousins, the Kauravas (the descendants of Kuru) and the

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

daily process of being tested, proved, and established. The tears finished, Ishaan steps into his first classroom lecture helmed by Mr. Tiwari, the Hindi teacher who asks him to paraphrase a poem prescribed in the school textbook. Even as Ishaan is

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Susan Wright and Davydd J. Greenwood

’ [Proverbs and Songs 29], Campos de Castilla in B.J. Craige (trans.) Selected Poems of Antonio Machado , Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , (accessed 19 December 2016 ). Maranta , A