Teaching Critical Consciousness: Why white people don’t “get it”…but still can.

I write today with an effort to inform and provide a foundation of why we see such a resistance to change and specifically, racial justice. It hurts me to log into social media lately. It feels heavy and dark and feels like I'm navigating a world without light. I've seen numerous posts from friends that … Continue reading Teaching Critical Consciousness: Why white people don’t “get it”…but still can.

Finding relaxation without guilt

What is it about the summer that is so healing? Every year I find solace in the sun, waking up a bit later than usual, finding retreat in my garden of vegetables and flowers.  It is my most favorite time of year. This summer however, I find myself with a lack of motivation and looking … Continue reading Finding relaxation without guilt

Lessons from Faculty: Global Leadership Abroad in Stockholm, Sweden

Currently, I am co-leading a study abroad in Stockholm, Sweden for the month of May.  I am a faculty member in the leadership studies program at Iowa State University. We teach global leadership and offer students to enroll in 2 courses over a month period: LD ST 370: Global Leadership and LD ST 333 Women … Continue reading Lessons from Faculty: Global Leadership Abroad in Stockholm, Sweden