Recently, a piece I wrote was published here. The piece was a long time in the making. I am truly very proud of this accomplishment. Back in December of 2015, an editor from Teaching Tolerance Magazine approached me about writing a piece. She had perused my then-blog, and thought that my writing would resonate with the Teaching Tolerance readership. Although I was certainly impressed and flattered by the invitation, it was daunting as well.
Winter turned to spring, and, still, no article. Then, the fodder for a piece presented itself lat in the spring, as I explain in the article. Following an extensive vetting and editing process, for which I am greatly appreciative – it not only speaks to the very high standards of Teaching Tolerance Magazine, but it also challenged me to become a better writer – I was informed via email that my article was published on 8 August 2016.
So, if you haven’t had a chance to read my article, I invite you to do so.
Speaking of Teaching Tolerance Magazine: It is a most wonderful resource for teachers who desire to promote diversity, inclusion, activism, anti-racism and multiculturalism in their classrooms and schools. I was first introduced to Teaching Tolerance by an equally wonderful professor during my first semester of graduate studies back in 1994. I have been a faithful reader ever since. Back in the day, it was a hard copy print magazine, that was issued two to three times per year. Now, Teaching Tolerance is online, and includes a blog.
I am grateful to Teaching Tolerance, their editors, my blog readership, my Twitter tribe, and my dear friend,colleague, and partner-in-crime, R, of 20 years, who encouraged me several years ago to seek outlets for my voice. I am truly blessed.