Simone Biles and Rachael Denhollander: Modern Prophets

Simone Biles “has assumed the role of a prophet, ​​publicly calling the institution to account and refusing to simply go away.” That’s what Professor of Catholic Studies Susan Bigelow Reynolds asserted after the only (known) victim-survivor of U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse decided to compete in the Olympics this summer. Biles, a Catholic … Continue reading Simone Biles and Rachael Denhollander: Modern Prophets

A Call for Contact Improvisation Citizens

The Future of CI 3-Day International Online Conference April 23-25, 2021 I am happy to announce that I'm presenting "A Call for Contact Improvisation Citizens” at The Future of CI international online conference this coming Friday, April 23, 8PM CDT Chicago time. Conference registration is sliding scale, and presentations will be available online for a … Continue reading A Call for Contact Improvisation Citizens

The New Yorker Missed that Wikipedia Misses Women

Line drawing of a woman holding a laptop. Dots behind it form the shape of a penis and lines form a vulva.

Eustancey Tilly Edits Wikipedia @2020 Michele Beaulieux My letter to the editor of The New Yorker will be published in the December 14th issue! It points out the sexism in Wikipedia and in Louis Menand’s review of the anthology, Wikipedia @ 20: Stories of an Incomplete Revolution. The letter is only seven sentences, so in … Continue reading The New Yorker Missed that Wikipedia Misses Women

Connecting the Dots: Jeffrey Toobin, Sexism, The New Yorker

Line drawing of side view of a woman holding a laptop. Dots behind it form the shape of a penis.

Eustancey Tilly connects the dots @ 2020 Michele Beaulieux "My Rejected Letters to The New Yorker" have a pattern. Most point out sexism in the magazine authors' assumptions and writing, sexism so glaring that I question why, if the writers were as clueless as they apparently were, that the editors didn’t step in. It wasn’t … Continue reading Connecting the Dots: Jeffrey Toobin, Sexism, The New Yorker

Why, as a Sexual Assault Survivor, I Don’t Believe Tara Reade

Michele Beaulieux with U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III when she was an intern for him in July 1980 I won’t read Tara Reade’s memoir, Left Out: When the Truth Doesn’t Fit In. Her October surprise hasn't garnered any press so it doesn't look like many other people will either. Nevertheless, let me take the opportunity … Continue reading Why, as a Sexual Assault Survivor, I Don’t Believe Tara Reade

My Rejected Letters to The New Yorker

My identical twin, Jacqueline, a magazine journalist, rates getting an article published in The New Yorker the pinnacle of success. So when her letter to the editor was published, I got it framed for her. I took partial credit for the coup because her authority to write about twinship came from our shared DNA. I … Continue reading My Rejected Letters to The New Yorker

Liz Tells Miriam about the My Choice Decision Navigator

The PrOACT Decision Elements are the Foundation of the My Choice Decision Navigator.

In this fictional scenario, Liz, a college junior, explains the My Choice Decision Navigator to Miriam, a first year student, after Miriam confides that Gabe, another first year student, sexually assaulted her and she is at a loss to figure out what to do. The trio are featured in a virtual poster that Michael Runge … Continue reading Liz Tells Miriam about the My Choice Decision Navigator

Presenting on Survivor-Centered Decision Making

I am presenting a virtual poster about the decision navigator and solution facilitator that I'm developing for people impacted by sexual violence at the 2nd Annual Public Summit of the Action Collaborative to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Higher Education on October 19, 2020 at 2:30PM CDT. I am grateful for my co-presenter, U.S. Geological Survey decision scientist and research … Continue reading Presenting on Survivor-Centered Decision Making

Let’s ‘Lift the Lowly High’ in Liturgical Music

(Unsplash/Haley Rivera) In this post, I summarize the two commentaries I've written in response to the decades in which church music composer David Haas continued to abuse women unchecked. My most recent commentary sees an opportunity for raising nonwhite, non-male voices, and my first commentary discusses what community accountability looks like. Composer and theologian Tony … Continue reading Let’s ‘Lift the Lowly High’ in Liturgical Music

Our Accountability for Church Music Composer David Haas’ Abuse

The Soldier Compelled the Passerby to Carry the Cross © 2003 Michele Beaulieux We are called to act with justice. I read those words in a distinct rhythm because of a song, a song that I want—in a futile urge—to purge from my mind. Christian music publisher, GIA Publications, published the song, “We Are Called” by … Continue reading Our Accountability for Church Music Composer David Haas’ Abuse