The PEN Ten: An Interview with Kelley Nicole Girod
Recording our lived experience is a declaration of our humanity in a world where many of us still aren’t seen as fully human. More
The PEN Ten with Jennifer Blackmer
"There was a time in my twenties when I didn’t write because it was too difficult. I had elevated the concept of “being a writer” to a status I… More
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Florida considers ban on discussion of menstruation before sixth grade, generally meaning for children aged 12 and over.
Girls typically have their first periods between the ages of 10 and 15, but some do so as young as nine.
If Florida passes #HB991, "people will be afraid to speak," Bobby Block of the Florida First Amendment Foundation (@FLFAF) tells @WPTV's Michael Williams. "It is not the free state of Florida." https://www.wptv.com/news/political/to-the-point/florida-first-amendment-foundation-leader-believes-defamation-bill-will-affect-everyone #FreeSpeech #Freedom #Censorship #Florida
It's happened: a FL professor of 20 years has been fired because of a parent's complaint, for teaching about racial justice. This is before any new DeSantis-backed higher ed proposals have become law. Is #highereducation paying attention? #AcademicTwitter https://www.wfla.com/news/politics/toxic-political-ideology-florida-professor-blames-desantis-fired-for-teaching-racial-justice-unit/