Weekend Reading: Shaking Things Up

Weekend Reading: Shaking Things Up

July 20, 2017 Blog


Amid the hectic race of teaching, writing, researching, service work, and more, we seek clear and direct answers. We want to know how to manage our time efficiently, to maximize the results of our labor, and overcome the stresses of daily life. But in our understandable efforts to streamline, we can sometimes risk losing out on new perspectives. Sometimes, to make things better, we need to disrupt the status quo, shake things up, and unsettle ourselves and the systems we move through.

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About the author

Alexandra Sastre: Alexandra is a Contributing Writer at Ideas on Fire, as well as a feminist media studies scholar whose research focuses on the body as a critical communicative tool.