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
I'm headed back to class tonight.Last week I didn't blog about class at all because I was too discouraged. So many of the women in my class are completely missing the point, underestimating the importance of feminism and a fight for women's rights in this world. One girl even went so far as to clearly… Continue reading
I went to class again last night.With each evening I spend there, I am continually surprised, both by the optimism these young women have about our society and with the naivete they display. They are so composed that I often forget most of them are just about 18, less than a year out of high… Continue reading i certainly haven’t been shopping for any new shoes.
Last night, I watched a Real Momentum short documentary called Out on the Job. A brief description, lifted from the Logo website:Mateisha is a hairstylist who's in the closet at her salon. She's worried her religious boss, Antoinette, is about to discover her secret. Mateisha wants to come out before she's found out. But will… Continue reading everybody get together, try to love one another.
On Wednesday evening, I ventured back into the classroom for my first real class in over a year - and for my first class in the Women's and Gender Studies program. It took some doing to get there, and I hit a few obstacles (no financial aid? the only surefire way I know to come… Continue reading seeing me and julio down by the schoolyard.
I don't know if this is an omen, or what, but I spoke to the financial aid office at Rutgers today, to try and square away some funding for the spring. After holding for a cumulative total of about a half an hour, crying in frustration (quietly, so the rep didn't hear me), finishing the… Continue reading fun with financial aid
I'll be heading back to school in January. Yup, it's official - provided I can secure the appropriate government funding, I'll be enrolled as a matriculated student at Rutgers. I received my acceptance letter and admission packet this weekend, and I've got until December 12th to acknowledge my acceptance.I'm excited. I do enjoy going to… Continue reading the grind