skirt! essays

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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The House of Austen

By Courtenay White It is a truth universally acknowledged that a 9-year-old in possession of only the basest linguistic skills ...
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English Drews

Age is Just a Number. Mine is Unlisted

By English Drews The first time I realized I had an age stereotype was when I was in my 20s ...
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Right Here, Right Now

By Angie Mizzell “It’s about living a fulfilling life. Not a perfect one.” The fitness instructor’s words pulsed through my ...
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