Emily Hurd

Author Archive: Emily Hurd

Emily is a special education major from a tiny town in southern Pennsylvania. She's a firm believer in the virtues of art-making, rambling discussion, and consuming excessive amounts of both coffee and tea. Her other interests include reading and writing poetry, poking around in abandoned houses, and procrastinating indefinitely. Her proudest moment involved replacing the word "oil" on construction signs with "fish" so that the signs in question read "fresh fish and chips."

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All You’ll Have is Each Other

All You’ll Have is Each Other

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

On families, and what’s left at the end of childhood.

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Silence, Speaking Up, and Social Media in the Age of Trump

Silence, Speaking Up, and Social Media in the Age of Trump

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of my Facebook friends from home are Trump supporters. I don’t really believe anything I could have shared online would have changed any of their minds, but I wonder whether I should have at least been trying.

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Circles

Circles

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

We hear, quite often, that the personal is political. But is it always?

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Morning Tunnels

Morning Tunnels

| January 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Thoughts from a morning commute.

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Trump and Disability: Mockery vs. Material Harm

Trump and Disability: Mockery vs. Material Harm

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

A year after Trump made fun of a reporter with a disability, we’re still talking about it (and ignoring the disability community’s real concerns)

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Election 2016: One Week Later

Election 2016: One Week Later

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Culture Shockers share their initial responses.

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(In)visible Queerness

(In)visible Queerness

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

It doesn’t feel like a distinction between masculine and feminine. It feels like a distinction between fierce and mousy, self-possessed and self-erasing.

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Building the Closet

Building the Closet

| March 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Sometimes, I’m truly baffled by the fact that it took me eighteen years to consider that maybe I wasn’t straight. Sometimes, looking back, it’s not all that surprising after all.

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Life Worthy of Life

Life Worthy of Life

| January 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

“It’s a testament to the fact that the lines we draw between ourselves and others aren’t so fixed as we think, that our conceptions about mental health and disability and autonomy and potential are not nearly so absolute as they seem.”

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