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#3 Opinions on Dress Codes

I chose to continue researching the sexism in dress codes and appearances. The three people I chose to talk to...

#7: Planning for the Future

Over the course of this retreat, I have continually been practicing active listening, group collaboration, and figuring out approaching an...

Male Supremacy or White Supremacy ? – Blog Post #3

I am still trying to decide between topics. I’m either going to focus on sexual assault and rape culture, or...

March for Black Women – Blog Post #2

In 1995, the Million Man March was held in Washington, D.C to support black men across the United States. It’s...

Final Post: Thank you

What’s the Story? has been ( I will just plainly say it) the most beneficial class I have ever taken....

May Retreat – Jumping and Falling are Sometimes Synonymous

This is not educational learning. Not in a traditional sense. This is not about learning facts or concepts. This is...

March Retreat- A Whole New Perspective, or, A Changed Life

In my life, the life of Theo Wells-Spackman, a 9th grader from Middlebury, there have been numerous educational experiences. Most...

March Retreat: My Brain is a Delicate Ecosystem That’s on Fire.

What’s the Story isn’t just another thing you join and then forget about, skipping meetings and not doing the work....

Setbacks and Struggles

Dear Smashing Sexism and WTS: It’s been an interesting week. In any case, Smashing Sexism has made significant progress in...

What I’ve been doing.

(This image is me with my legal name change documents, my small step towards making change for myself).   For...

Interviewees: Check, Now What?

Going back to our normal lives has not slowed our team down. We all had a list of people to...

Dec Retreat: “How Can We Teach Them Something They Already Know?”

It’s time. We got our media kits yesterday and it’s time to really start the process of making a documentary....

Bite-Sized Pieces and the Snapchat Syndrome

Thus far, we have created a survey that has been circulated around the school about perception of gender bias and...

Education Is Our Most Powerful Tool

Ignorance is bliss, or is it not? Why do so many people live in denial? It ain’t just a river in...

Gender of the Day: Dragon

Conclusion: People are ignorant. They either don’t know about gender bias or can’t recognize it when it’s right in front...

Week 1: We want to tell people how to make a difference – Smashing Sexism

It’s been only one week since our retreat. Over the past week we realized that there’s a problem, but we...

Nov Retreat: “Gender Roles and Sexism in Schools aka Smashing Sexism”

Yesterday, we all presented our topics to the other approximately 30 students of What’s the Story?. Then, we had a large discussion...

November Retreat: Anomia & Alliteration

With five hours of sleep and too much coffee in my system, I pulled onto the dirt road and into...

#7 – What Can Happen in 120 Seconds

Think of something that happens every two minutes. Do you check your phone? Have a conversation with someone? Look at...

# 6 – Dress Code Mind Map

Sorry, it’s kind of unreadable…

#5: We Can’t Ignore The Violence

Love unites people. So cheesy, I know. But I’m not just talking about love for each other. I’m talking about...

#4 – Why We’re Ashamed of Our Bodies

“Your legs are gross and nobody wants to look at them. Cover them up.” That’s what I hear when you...

#3 If You Choose Silence, You’re Choosing the Side of the Oppressor

The woman stumbles up to the counter, her hunched body draped in layers of clothes that look as if they...

#2: Issues of Social Inequality

When I applied for What’s The Story, I believed I wanted to research the healthcare system in Vermont, and figure...

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