This blog is designed as a resource for CURR 501, Media Literacy, Popular Culture and Education at Rhode Island College, summer 2014. The course is driven by the essential question: How is new media and digital culture produced and consumed in ways that help us understand ourselves and each other in the context of the current educational landscape?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gender Making with Kelly Reed...

This is a mirror I created for my friend Ellie for her third birthday.  The text reads:

"Once upon a time there was a princess named Elle.  She was STRONG, and SASSY, and BOLD.  She could

(Each envelop along the side names a different trait such as "Read every book ever written, run as fast as the wind, recognize beauty of all kinds, speak out loud and strong to change the world... etc)

With a BRAVE heart, and a  CURIOUS mind, and a KIND soul, (and sparkly shoes that are easy to run in,) the princess lived happily ever after. "


  1. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it.

  2. This is great! (and thanks for giving our class blog a little piece of pinterest :)

  3. That's really cool!!!!! Love it; I am going to think about doing something similar for my niece who will be three in October! Such a thoughtful gift!