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Spring 2018: Three OWP Writing Coaches Recently Published

March 01, 2018

#MeToo and The Color Purple
by Linda Christensen
During a recent conversation, a former high school classmate said, “I always wondered why you left Eureka. I heard that something shameful happened, but I never knew what it was.” Yes, something shameful happened. My former husband beat me… 

Young Women Like Me: Teaching About Femicides and Reckless Capitalism on the Mexican Border
by Camila Arze Torres Goitia and Kim Kanof
Since 1993, the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez has been shaken by disappearances of teenage girls and young women. Officials say they have few leads. The murders in Juárez… 

Black Boys in White Spaces: One Mom’s Reflection
by Dyan Watson
Right away I recognized her. Ruby Bridges. The courageous girl who defied white racists and became the first to integrate an all-white elementary school. My 7-year-old son pulled a handout out of his backpack with her face on it.

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