Did a talk and online discussion for @GrinnellCollege “Virtual Alumni College” today. It was super fun to see folks and have a great conversation. Missing campus! #HistorianLife
I have to say, I find the deciding whether or not to go to Grinnell for college subplot of The Half of It very relatable. #IFeelSeen
Ya know what it’s probably a good thing we’re online right now bc if i unleashed this sheer ENERGY and KNOWLEDGE OF SELF that I've accumulated since march on the town of grinnell, it would probably explode.
“Self-tracking devices provide a kind of social currency: if you’ve taken more steps, you’re somehow a ‘better’ person. But if you haven’t reached your goal, you’re a failure. As such, self-tracking can induce or reinforce negative self-image.”
2019 in DC!
“Someone emailed me to say that they found a copy of a zine I made in Portland in 2016 laying in a street in NYC just a few months ago. They picked it up out of the gutter, read it, and loved it. The joy of print media is you never know where your work will wind up!”
The best part of coming back to Grinnell College so often is definitely getting to meet with the students. They remind me that if Grinnellians ran the world, it’d be a much better and more just place.