Teaching in Trumpland
“Fueled by the 2016 campaign, ugly prejudices deeply rooted in our community would slither into the light.”
Lilo & Stitch
Raised in Daytona Beach, Florida, Rebecca Renner came to writing after a years of listening to stories. She is a child of the South’s extensive oral storytelling tradition. She is a seventh-generation (plus) Floridian, she has won both a table setting contest and a hog calling contest, was a gold medalist at the National Lifeguard Championships, raised several Dixie Dwarf Rabbit Fancier’s best in show rabbits, and has caught a snapping turtle with her bare hands. Her essays have been featured in the Washington Post, New York Magazine, and Glamour. She is working on a novel.
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