[I'll be honest, this blog post has been sitting in my drafts for almost two months - when the teaching and marking get crazily busy, my own writing is the first thing to fly out the window. Today I took a much needed day off; I read a book, did a whole hour of Yoga… Continue reading In the classroom: Empowerment, nude selfies and feminism.
Last week I created a Twitter poll for the students I teach in a second year course at Deakin University, ALC203: Exploring Digital Media: Contexts of Online Participation. For the first four weeks of this unit, we've been asking students to consider their online presence, persona, and participation. Given contemporary society's total emergence in digital culture, these kind of… Continue reading To google, or not to google?
My vegan beliefs are the number one thing I am most regularly challenged on (feminism comes in at a close second). I am an ethical vegan, and it is something I believe in strongly. I do not believe that my life is worth more than any other being on this planet, I do not believe… Continue reading Veganism 101
So what is my thesis all about? Good question. When I started my PhD I knew I wanted to write about the ways that different media influence how female bodies are represented and embodied. For the first year of my PhD I read everything I could get my hands on - my ideas were broad.… Continue reading Mediating Bodies: Representing Femininity in Contemporary Young People’s Fairy-Tale Adaptations
I'm aware that the name of this blog probably sends shudders through many people - I'm okay with this (It seems us feminists, and vegans enrage a lot of people). I'm a late phase PhD student based in Melbourne, Australia. I research female embodiment in a range of fairy-tale adaptations for young people, using a… Continue reading Explorations of a feminist, vegan, PhD student.