sickness & springtime

I can’t stop thinking of my name written in all caps on the whiteboard in the main transfusion room of the cancer center. HITT. my name, her name. it’s at the top of the whiteboard because I’m the first person posted up in one of the many giant overstuffed recliners placed around the room.  I’m…… Continue reading sickness & springtime


Octalog IV: The Politics of Rhetorical Studies in 2021

It was an honor to be invited to join truly brilliant folks doing work that I admire and respect—& to offer some thoughts about rhetorical studies. This is my contribution (shortened to meet the time constraints of the a/synchronous pandemic conference) to the discussion. *** Accessibility As Rhetorical Practice Reading the Octalogs when I was…… Continue reading Octalog IV: The Politics of Rhetorical Studies in 2021



This is my CCCC presentation this year, part of the B.44 panel, “The Hidden and Emotional Labor of Disability Disclosure.” *** Asymmetrical Disclosures in the Classroom In 2016, I presented at Cs in Houston about strategies for challenging and engaging with the demands for disability disclosures in writing studies research about accessibility. I’m still thinking…… Continue reading #4c18


Southern Regional Composition Conference 2017

  In Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, Robert McRuer asks writing instructors to imagine what exists beyond standard academic writing, to make space for non-normative bodies, and to value different embodied ways of learning and composing. In many ways, composition pedagogies already push the bounds of “normal” writing through the valuing of multiple…… Continue reading Southern Regional Composition Conference 2017



This is my CCCC presentation, which is part of H.05 “More Than Writing Through It: Self-Care, Disability, & Rhetorical Practice.” *** “At Least I’m Not Insane”: Practicing Radical Self-Care in the Writing Classroom Self-care: the foundation to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others; essential. In healthcare, self-care refers to an individual’s ability to make decisions…… Continue reading #4c17


Are Your Courses Accessible?

Originally posted on Teaching Matters @ UCA:
Courses can be inaccessible to students because of disabilities, but sometimes they’re inaccessible for less obvious reasons. Disabled students don’t always seek accommodations from the Disability Resource Center (DRC), and sometimes the accommodation requests that we receive aren’t applicable to the curriculum. For example, providing students with extra time…


First Day of Class Self-Care

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde This semester, like all semesters, I’m thinking about what I can do to practice self-care and balance my mental/physical wellbeing with a new semester of classes, projects, and deadlines. I’m also thinking about what I can…… Continue reading First Day of Class Self-Care