Cover Photo: photo via Marcus Bernales/flickr
photo via Marcus Bernales/flickr

Teaching Under Threat

“During that class, I did not feel like a teacher; I only felt like a woman, a body in danger.”

Editor’s Note: The name of the student in this essay has been changed.

How do we escape violence?How do women avoid being blamed for it?


Not exactly. Not with his hands. There are lots of ways to be touched

Ellen O'Connell Whittet lives in California and is writing a memoir about ballet and the forces that control female bodies. You can find her on Twitter @oconnellwhittet.