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Headshot of me wearing red lipstick Kara Babcock

Kara’s Blog

Read my thoughts going back 18 years.

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    But I’m a good person

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    This blog post is not about the death of the queen, though the bad hot takes on social media are the inciting incident. This is a blog post about white supremacy and white fragility and the fallacy that you can be progressive without feeling uncomfortable about your whiteness or doing a damn thing towards actual change.

    Don’t Speak Ill of the Dead

    Last Thursday, Queen Elizabeth died, and the internet lost its collective mind. Suddenly,…

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    Making friends

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    Why are the things we want most sometimes the toughest to obtain? Now, finally, some traction.
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    Baby needs a new pair of shoes

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    Not actually about shoes but rather the need for radical collective action. All of us deserve more than just survival. We deserve luxury too.
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    To the bone

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    I can’t speak for the other teachers in your life, but I am not OK. You know why. But here is the whole story—for posterity?
  5. Why I’m freelancing

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    I’m not leaving teaching, but I’ve had my moments. This is my attempt to breathe.
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    Long hair, very much care

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    One surprise during my transition has been how my relationship with my hair has changed as I have grown it out, and the way this affects not only how I see my body but also how I move through social spaces.

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