Time has no meaning. It was my birthday weeknd. Everything is confusing. I recorded a lecture at 11:45pm on a Sunday night. I’m so tired. Let’s learn about WWII and decolonization, beauties.
I turned thirty-six today. It feels surreal and exhausting and non-notable given quarantine. But here we go. Off to teach two classes.
Today we’re discussing the novel The River Between by Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. Lecture #3 is a lengthy intro to the book and an overall talk about the stakes of colonialism, power, and Christianity. This outfit felt particularly right on my slightly exhausted Sunday afternoon recording schedule. The lecture is available for viewing here.
On Fridays I have synchronous lectures with my brilliant students in Africa since 1800. This will still require dressing up, but as I was overwhelmed with some of the pandemic grief/exhaustion, I decided to go a little simpler. Black shirt, black crown, dark jeans, and a fancy tie to break it all up. I miss … More Simple Synchronicity| Friday, 27 March 2020
I really like this outfit. And it broke up the monotony of moving from the bedroom to the couch to the shower to put it all on. I like the floral shirt, which I haven’t paired with a tie before. This tie is black with little flowers as well. The top hat is waaaay extra … More Lecture 2 (Mon, 23 March 2020): Black and Floral
After rushing to my office to take my remaining plants home, I returned home and began my first recorded zoom lecture. I promised my students that our two asynchronous lectures a week would still have fashion, so I tried for a semi-subtle royal look that incorporated purple, a diadem, and a sweet necklace. Trying my … More Lecture 1 (Fri, 20 March 2020): Royal Refuge
Hey y’all. Just an update. My courses are going online starting Monday, 23 March, after a weeklong hiatus. For my students–Hi! I’ll see you soon. Y’all may see my outfits online, but I’ll post a full photo of them here. We’ll get through this, y’all.