Author Archives: Alicia W

The Establishment’s Worst Nightmare: Why I Want My Daughter to Question Everything

By Alicia of Nearly every Friday in my classroom is “Current Events Friday”.  On these days, I bring in articles to share with the class.  The students read, analyze argument, debate hot topics, and write essays regarding the writing.  Not only is it good reading, writing, speaking, and listening practice, but it also brings the…

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My Daughter Is Mistaken For a Boy All the Time… And it Doesn’t Bother Me

By Alicia of She’s barely been alive for two and a half years and she’s already been gender-checked.  Several times.  Though we’d come to expect “Princess Pink” paraphernalia from well meaning relatives, my husband and I had resolved to let our daughter pick out the things that she wanted.   Turns out, she actually likes pink,…

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