Dear Financial Aid Departments Everywhere,(that includes the government and institution-specific offices)Y'all are confusing. Please stop now, and answer my questions.Sincerely,Rachel
This time out of Vacaville, CA. Thanks to Feminocracy for the heads up:A teacher's gender reassignment surgery has caught the attention of some parents who want to know why the school district didn't notify them ahead of time about the change.A music teacher at Foxboro Elementary School, who was formerly a woman, returned to school… Continue reading more transphobia
Earlier this year, I discovered that you cannot get financial aid for school unless you are taking 6 or more credits in a semester. I find it very difficult to take that many credits right now - that's at least 2 classes - because it would require me to be out of the house just… Continue reading flowcharts + school = Rachel feels a little better.
On Monday evenings, while I'm at class, Donna faithfully picks Jacob up from school, sorts the inevitable mountain of school paperwork into piles ("keep," "trash," "really cute artwork that Jacob made"), gets him started on homework and dinner, and hangs out with him until I get home at 8ish - just in time to get… Continue reading this is when it’s really, really funny to have a son.
Tonight I am going, after class, to see Alison Bechdel. In case you don't know who that is, here's a picture:Bechdel is the creator of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, and the author of FunHome: A Family Tragicomic, a graphic novel memoir recounting Bechdel's relationship with her father. Lucky for me, she's… Continue reading DTWOF
My professor handed back our first papers last night; I got an A. Hooray! Honestly, though, I worked fairly hard on the paper and would have been disappointed and a little surprised to see anything less. The prof also wrote some nice comments on it. Not everyone was so satisfied with the response to the… Continue reading