Everyday Activism

Kelly Clancy, PhD
Politics/Parenting/Activism and how to talk about it all.
Created 20 May 2021
  • Teachers, leave them kids alone
    01 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Hi friends, This week I want to write about nature, the environment, and homeschooling. Wait - keep reading! If, in February of 2020, you told me I would be writing about those topics, I wouldn’t have...
  • 9/11 and swimming
    17 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    The twentieth anniversary of 9/11 snuck up on me this year. Until people started posting their “where I was when…” on social media, I hadn’t really processed what it meant to me. My first thought was ...
  • Texas 666: Abortion, guns, and other things I'm not talking to my kids about right now
    02 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    A few weeks ago, we had dinner with friends, and we let the kids stay up later than usual. Alma ran herself until she was out of energy and then asked to be put to bed. Cyrus, who was born with FOMO, ...
  • Hiking, accessory spleens, and COVID
    20 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    When I got my job at Nebraska Wesleyan in 2015, I felt like I won the sideways lottery (a tenure track job! But in Nebraska?). My building, Old Main, looked like Hogwarts. The faculty were smart, funn...
  • Critical Race Theory and Tacos
    05 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    We’re in Austin. On Monday, we were having my 3-year-old daughter’s favorite Texas meal, bean dip tacos (think lots of melty cheese and sour cream). Someone mentioned the police, and Alma says, throug...
  • On empathy for humans and animals
    22 Jul 2021 • 10 min read
    Hi friends, This post is about pets. I know I promised you CRT this week. I even outlined out a nice little post about how I teach race and politics in the classroom and to my kids. I’ll post that two...
  • What the f$&k is she writing about this time?
    09 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    Keep reading til the end for an exciting announcement! After I wrote my last newsletter, one of my favorite people emailed me and asked why I used the word “fuck” in my writing. They were concerned th...
  • Indigenous schools, Irish laundries, family separation...
    24 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Note: As I was getting ready to press “publish,” another mass grave was found in Saskatchewan with 761 bodies in it. Hi friends! A more somber topic this week. A reader asked about how I would go abou...
  • A Road Trip Mystery
    10 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    This post is a little bit different than the last one – I wanted to share this story because it blew my mind, fascinated Cyrus, and led to great conversations about ghost towns, alternative histories,...
  • Talk to your kids about anti-Semitism, Israel and Palestine!
    28 May 2021 • 4 min read • 2 4
    So here I was, minding my own business, with a nice little softball intro letter all written about why I talk to my kids about politics and you should talk politics too, and Israel began bombing Gaza,...
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