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Leslie Leonard
UMass PhD candidate - 19th C. American Lit. and American Studies. Writing about Responsibility, Duty, Obligation. Actually an automaton. Queer woman. She/her.
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Leslie Leonard Jul 2
Replying to @theinsomniakid
😡 sounds like somebody wants to get fought. Sending love.
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Leslie Leonard Jul 1
Frustrating how quickly "oh my god I finally figured out this chapter" moves to "oh god I have to re-write this chapter."
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Leslie Leonard Jun 29
Replying to @last_levi
Made the same drive (AL->MA) 3yrs ago! Hope you love it here!
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MHS Research Jun 15
Looking forward to meeting our new research fellows virtually later this week!
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hallie berry Jun 4
ICE we coming for u next bby
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in the wake Jun 4
Please read Wayward Lives by Saidiya Hartman. It, along with Scenes and Lose Your Mother, help me think every day.
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Leslie Leonard Jun 1
Just clocking that the people who are fastest w/ the "not all cops" response are ppl like "my friend's roommate's dog was a cop & he was always nice to me" and not actual partners/kids of cops and I'm sure there's prolly a reason for that but idk idk
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Cite Black Women. Jun 1
Just a friendly reminder that this platform is about citing Black women. So if you like something we say or do...cite it. Strange that that has to said but....🤷🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️
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Dana White May 31
These cops kneeling or marching with protestors is strategy not solidarity. Be vigilant
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Lisa Weihman Jun 1
So many people sending me “but just look at the kind cops kneeling with protesters!” pictures. It’s a tactic. A strategic display of momentary vulnerability. Spare me the “Black child hugging the nice cop” photos.
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Asher Elbein May 31
Cops speak only one language: Force. The fist, the bullet, the chemical weapons, the car slamming through the barricade and into protester's flesh. They won't persuade, aren't interested in negotiating. When they feel the slightest bit challenged, this is how they always respond.
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question everything May 30
If you’re not black and you’re not attending any protest, your job is to make sure every black person arrested is set free. Donate to bail bonds.
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Leslie Leonard May 30
Replying to @ProfessorSpeser
Congrats! Will definitely you there! We can grab lunch or hurried coffee between panels. And RIP to (what I have to assume was surely) the last blackberry on earth.
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Leslie Leonard May 28
Replying to @JanaTigchelaar
!!! Yes!
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Leslie Leonard May 28
In (seemingly rare) good news: my NeMLA panel had been approved so if you study community/kinship in American Lit. keep a watch out for the CFP!
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Leslie Leonard May 27
Replying to @JanaTigchelaar
This sounds like just the thing -super interested in how the shift from private to public charity is being represented! Thank you! Will definitely reach out sometime to talk more!
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Leslie Leonard May 27
Replying to @lesliemleo
(And Ralph Waldo Emerson and Elizabeth Keckley)
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Leslie Leonard May 27
Recommendations for some good 19C Am. Lit. works that deal with issues of public charity (other than Harriet Wilson)?
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Shana V. White May 27
Good morning white teachers. On account of the most recent events of racial violence and police brutality in the US what is one action you as a white teacher will take today? How will you demonstrate your efforts to become anti-racist?
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𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗯 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 May 26
Replying to @MarciaBelsky
“hmm, that hasn’t really been my experience with them”
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