How My Students Have Given Me Hope Since the Election
“I generally try to keep politics out of the classroom, but this year it hasn’t been possible.”
Why do I feel threatened by this? What does it mean about society and about me?
Joelle Renstrom teaches writing at Boston University. She's the robot columnist for the Daily Beast, a space news writers for now.space, and a contributing writer for Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. Her collection of essays, Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature, was published in 2015. Follow her at @couldthishappen
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