skirt! essays

For the Love of Food

Photo by Keely Laughlin By Libby Williams  It was a balmy summer afternoon. And just like all the other long, ...
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Global Foodways

Illustration by Erin Banks By Lauren Ravalico Let me paint the picture of a familiar domestic scene. A middle-aged mother ...
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Family Time

Photo by Jenn Cady By Caki Diehl My brother and I were the only kids on the block who ate ...
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Closing the STEM Gender Gap

By Misty Antonacci This month we will commemorate the first time an American woman walked in space. On Oct. 11, 1984, Dr ...
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Lessons from “A Handmaid’s Tale”

By PatricaWilliams Lessane   This summer, my 17-year-old son had to read Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” as part of his summer reading at Porter-Gaud School. Listening ...
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The Spirit Animal Needs You to Roar for Her

By Gervais Hagerty Del Porto  Let’s talk about grammar. Before you flip the page thinking, “What’s spirited about grammar?” allow me ...
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The Call of the Mermaid 

By Jackie Morfesis   Charleston is many things to many people. For me, Charleston is the city of my maternal lineage. My grandmother ...
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Angie Mizzell

Nothing to wear?

By Angie Mizzell  Until a couple of years ago, I didn’t know how to shop for clothes. I’d look inside ...
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Forward! Exploring Contradictions

By Kris DeWelde My phone buzzes with an alert as I drink my morning coffee: another sexual harassment scandal involving ...
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What Katherine Westmoreland Learned from her Grandmother

By Katherine Westmoreland Richards Some people grab the attention of others just by the smile in their eyes. Those who ...
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