Parenting Beyond the Binary

It seems that whenever two people work together, they inevitably fall into the good-cop bad-cop roles. Though some people manage to have fairly fluid relationships, usually the distinction is clear. This is true with friends, family, and perhaps especially with parents. Did you grow up with two parents? Which one was the disciplinarian? Which one…

“You are a body of work” | The Mynabirds, Practices of Looking, & Possibilities of Re-imagining

So I’m kind of obsessed with The Mynabirds right now. My favorite song off their 2012 album is “Body of Work”: (Lyrics + video link, in case embedding fails.) After all our discussions about mainstream music culture and representations of gender therein, I started thinking about alternative sub-cultures and possible alternative narratives. I wondered if…

Escaping Idelogy

I had never questioned my ideology of school. Like most, I assume, it is something we never question unless we are forced to. Yet, when Althusser noted that the ISA of school is the most dominant, I began to think of all the ways my ideology of school has affected me.