So Long, ShoutOut!

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This semester marks my last teaching at JMU, and in particular being a Faculty Advisor to JMU’s oldest & only Feminist Blog: ShoutOut. Read along here as I wax poetic in bidding farewell to this part of my career at JMU.

ShoutOut! James Madison University

In the Fall of 2017, I was invited into the ShoutOut! JMU faculty cohort by a dear colleague, one that I also began my JMU journey alongside of in the Fall of 2015. I didn’t know much of what I was getting myself into — co-facilitating an unpaid, overload course, but I knew that I cared about the issues that the blog spoke to and I wanted to be a part of that conversation.

I’ll never forget sitting in a circle late one weeknight as each of us took turns sharing our feminist anthems. Some of the usual suspects popped up, Ani DiFranco’s Untouchable Face being one classic. Praying by Ke$ha emerged as a new feminist ballad for the #MeToo moment unfurling around us. Most memorable for me was my introduction to Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow — shared by a student I taught previously when she was a freshman and…

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