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Joy Castro
Author, mother, professor. Restless, happy, loves justice & hard work. . . .
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Barrie Jean Borich Jul 23
I love that Apocalypse, Darling is on this list, and I love that it's between queer femme firebrand Michelle Tea and my old writing prof Patricia Hampl. Which in terms of aesthetics seems about right. Thanks
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Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal 4h
Thanks to a grant, we're going to JAPAN in the autumn to interview as many women filmmakers as we can in three weeks. Please give us names of your favourite (living) women filmmakers and their works! Narrative fiction, documentary, pink, animation, experimental...
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Timothy Schaffert 3h
"The law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbids employment discrimination based on sex. The question for the justices is whether that language bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status."
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Rebecca Makkai Apr 21
Honey, the thing your agent tells you to make you feel better doesn’t need repeating.
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Natalia Sylvester Apr 21
Writers going to ! If you’ve been invited to more than the 3 max panel proposals, don’t just decline; suggest a marginalized writer in your stead. Sharing access is a small but meaningful step towards creating more inclusive, equitable spaces.
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Chantel Acevedo 5h
When I decided to write a MG novel set in Miami, I knew that conversations about climate change had to be a part of it. Miami is as vulnerable as it gets, and our kids are talking about it. So should their books!
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Erika L. Sánchez 5h
Super cute fan letter this morning. A man in his 70s & his friend meet at a Mexican restaurant each week to discuss a chapter of my novel. He's reading the translation to practice his Spanish, & asks the waitress lots of questions. And now she's reading it too. Awwwww.
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Joy Castro 4h
“Those with a household income under $100,000 would automatically get $50,000 in debt wiped out. For those with a household income between $100,000 and $250,000, that $50,000 cancellation figure decreases by $1 for every $3…”
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Joy Castro 5h
Replying to @_JoyCastro
”…or a belief that their parents’ love was contingent upon their behaving and performing well.…[T]hese individuals are immensely attractive to elite professional organizations because they are entirely self-motivating and self-disciplining.”
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Joy Castro 5h
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“Insecure overachievers are exceptionally capable and fiercely ambitious, yet driven by a profound sense of their own inadequacy. This typically stems from childhood, and may result from various factors, such as experience of financial or physical deprivation…”
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Haymarket Books 5h
“Hope is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency.” —Rebecca Solnit
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Joy Castro 5h
“Exacerbating this problem, elite professional organizations deliberately set out to identify and recruit ‘insecure overachievers’…exceptionally capable and fiercely ambitious, yet driven by a profound sense of their own inadequacy.“
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Matthew Salesses 8h
This essay about grief and time is the only new thing I have written since my wife died in May of last year. Thanks to for asking for it for
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Joy Castro 17h
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“I don’t like violence of any sort. But a revolution is not a dinner party or writing an essay. Although it often starts like that.”
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Joy Castro 17h
“Love is communism for two. But love is as difficult as communism, and can often end up as tragic as communism. Like revolution, true love is the creation of a new world.” —Srećko Horvat
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Joy Castro 21h
“A queen who declares that she doesn’t serve the interests of the rich and powerful? A ruler who doesn’t want to control the political system but to break the system as it is known?” A presidential candidate who writes coherent criticism of pop culture?
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Charles Finch Apr 21
“The paradise of the rich is made out of the hell of the poor.” - Victor Hugo
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Senator Adam Morfeld Apr 21
He is not a general anymore. He is an elected official and I’ll judge him on the laws he prevents or creates, and how they impact our community. Since he voted against VAWA and is now promoting assault awareness - it is a lot of talk and no action in my opinion. Lead by example.
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Anna Meier Apr 19
Replying to @annameierPS
Research often requires a strong mentor, esp. as an undergrad. Have you mentored a student who doesn't look like you? Has a student from an underrepresented background asked you for mentorship? If not, why do you think that is? 4/
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Anna Meier Apr 19
Replying to @annameierPS
Second, even if undergrads have the opportunity to do research, they may not have the means. Research is time-consuming—time that might need to be spent working, supporting family, etc. Or they might not be made aware of the opportunity or think it's for them. 3/
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