About-Face, sample articles
About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand & resist harmful media messages that affect self-esteem & body image.
- Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill?
- The harm in body shape guides
- Seven books about inspiring, real-life women
- Drop everything and watch these films!
- Lean In and keep the conversation going
The Representation Project
Social Action Rep, Guest Blogger
"Makeup is clearly linked to women and girls’ confidence, and this is where the main problem starts. We should be confident in our own skin (literally) with or without makeup."
Go Overseas, sample articles
"Not only do host families give you accommodations and food, they also give you a true sense of family life and culture while treating you like one of their own children."
- International Voluntourism Guidelines: Feedback from the Industry
- 50 Things I Learned Volunteering Abroad
"You can find always similarities between yourself and new people, no matter how different you may both seem on the surface."
Feminist Theory (WGS 450) class assignment, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (2011)
A Senior Project
Journalism Department California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Science
© 2011 Katie Elaine Boyer
Funeral in my Head (essay)
Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 27.
Katie Boyer’s “Funeral in my Head” is an unconventional personal narrative in which the writer imagines her grandmother’s funeral. What do funerals represent to the writer and her family members?
Boyer takes risks with her content—imagining a funeral—as well as her form. This stylistic approach may evoke varied responses from readers, but Boyer’s internal and external observations about this moment in her life certainly resonate.