Federal Policies Negatively Effecting Indigenous Food Sovereignty

By Hannah McCandless From July 2017 to June 2018, I had the privilege of working as a fellow at the National Farm to School Network in Washington, D.C. During my time there, I learned about the federal policies and acts that are driving our federal food aid policies, such as The Farm Bill, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly known as Food Stamps), and the … Continue reading Federal Policies Negatively Effecting Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Hannah is writing her thesis on Matilda Hamilton Fee and women in higher education administration in the south during the 19th century.  When first introduced to Women’s Studies in college, I initially gravitated toward studying the educational discrepancies I noticed in my high school regarding sex … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Republican Motherhood and Women’s Emerging Roles in the Classroom

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. She is writing her thesis on Matilda Hamilton Fee, a 19th century woman administrator at Berea College. Hannah is also an editor for the Re/Visionist.  The first time I had a male teacher was for my 7th grade math class. To be completely honest, it was … Continue reading Republican Motherhood and Women’s Emerging Roles in the Classroom

Everyday Liberating Forces

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a second year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College and works as an editor for the Re/Visionist.  For whatever reason, I was having a difficult time figuring out what to write about this week. For a month focused on “Creating a Liberated Future,” there are thousands of things I could be writing about. As much … Continue reading Everyday Liberating Forces

Current Issues in Education: Kentucky Teachers on Strike

By Hannah McCandless Hannah McCandless is a second year Master’s student at Sarah Lawrence in Women’s History. Her research interests include education, women in Appalachia, and the Civil War. Though a completely incorrect assumption, I grew up thinking that there were not that many activists in the state of Kentucky. I thought for some reason that activism happened in large cities, which Kentucky is especially … Continue reading Current Issues in Education: Kentucky Teachers on Strike

A Love Letter to Michelle Obama

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a second year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College.  Dear Michelle Obama,  You’re a great writer. (I mean really, really good.) I think a lot of people ready your book and it filled them up in a way they didn’t know they needed. It did the same for me and sometimes I still go back … Continue reading A Love Letter to Michelle Obama

Matilda Hamilton Fee: Abolitionist Educator

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College.  Having just returned from a period of exile in Ohio, Matilda Hamilton Fee was putting together the frame of a bed in her home when she heard the firing of cannons. Subjected to nearly four years without a house, moving from place to place in Ohio … Continue reading Matilda Hamilton Fee: Abolitionist Educator

Sarah Lawrence College Students Occupy Westlands Administration Building Demanding Racial Justice

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a first year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Disclaimer: The Re/Visionist fully supports student’s rights to protest. This blog post includes opinions about the protest that belong to the writer of this blog specifically. In the early hours of Monday, March 11th, 2019, undergraduate students collected at the Westlands Administration Building at Sarah Lawrence … Continue reading Sarah Lawrence College Students Occupy Westlands Administration Building Demanding Racial Justice

Integrating The Transformational Writings of bell hooks Into Formal Education

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a first year student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Growing up in the South, my exposure to black women writers in an academic setting was far and few between. Though late in my academic career, I distinctly recall three instances that led me to uncovering the absolute importance and prolific writings of black women. It was … Continue reading Integrating The Transformational Writings of bell hooks Into Formal Education