Phillis Wheatley was born in Senegal around 1753, and was kidnapped into slavery at the age of 8. She arrived in Boston on the ship The Phillis and was sold to John Wheatley, who gave the young girl to his wife as a servant. Susanna Wheatley immediately noticed how intelligent Phillis was, and instead of… Continue reading Phillis Wheatley
This is a revisiting of a post from my old blog, on the topic of the Amistad rebellion. This is a story of a successful rebellion where captured slaves fought for their freedom and were able to return home. I thought it fit with the theme of this year's Black History Month, Black Migrations. … Continue reading The Amistad
Today marks the start of Black History Month 2019. I have the luxury throughout the year to decide what I want to research and what I want to focus on, and I've decided to focus my writing this month on Black History, and especially on this year's theme of Black Migrations. As immigration and refugee… Continue reading Let America Be America Again
Today marks the 260th birthday of one of Scotland’s heroes, the poet Robert Burns. Around Scotland, Burns suppers are held around this time to celebrate the life and works of the Bard. In thinking about what I would write about this week, I thought I would look for female poets of the same time as… Continue reading Alison, Rabbie, et al.
SPOILER ALERT (But also, if you haven’t seen Inside Out yet, you need to right away.)As I was traveling over winter break, I rewatched Inside Out on an airplane. This movie has always been important to me, especially as someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, but this time round was especially poignant. I watched… Continue reading Surprised by Joy
I took a break from blogging while I was writing final essays, but I'm back! Here is a paper I wrote earlier this year on the securitization of migration and its impacts on the European Union. Introduction Migration into the European Union has become an evermore heated topic in recent years. External border countries have… Continue reading The Securitization of Migration
In archaeological studies of the Vikings in the Celtic Isles, there is a discrepancy in the large amount of work that has been done in the Northern Isles and the Isle of Man versus the Western Isles of the Hebrides (Sharples 41-42). The artifacts that have been found in the Western Isles show that there… Continue reading The Lewis Chess Pieces