Gender

reading analysis #6: You used to be given a choice. Male or Female. Now, those two words that used to separate people, actually bring us together. Suzanne Tick, author of article His & Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society, explains how our corporate world is not only changing, but evolving for our new “post-gender society”. A […]

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NKLA

Commonplace 13: http://nkla.org This summer I wanted to give back at volunteer at Los Angeles’ No Kill Animal Shelter, also known as NKLA. I’ve been to this shelter many times before and tried to volunteer in the past but was too young. Now, being 19 years old, the sky is my limit, I can even […]

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The Final Words

Reading Analysis 5: In the last chapter of the book City of Rhetoric, author David Fleming wraps up his final words  by explaining what his overall point of this book is; to consider and better understand our metropolitan lives together as well as our civic responsibilities. He mentions1990’s urban poverty and how it was lower because […]

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A ‘Party’

Political influences of my CLS: Washington D.C. is mostly a blue “state”, although we all know it’s a district. However, there are areas, as one would expect, that fall short of that norm. But Shaw is not one of them. When I visited my site, I noticed many rainbow flags hanging from windows in condo’s […]

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Outside

Exterior of my CLS The area of Shaw has changed tremendously in the past 30 years. And as I’ve visited the area of my site more and more throughout this semester, I’ve noticed that Shaw reminds me a lot of Adams Morgan. The area is very trendy, up and coming, and filled with young adults. […]

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Acai Bowls

Commonplace 12: https://southblockjuice.com Today I walked to Georgetown with my friends and we ended up getting acai bowls because it was such a hot day out. They were delicious and refreshing but quite empty for a wednesday afternoon. SouthBlock is located right off of M street on a street called grace street. It shares a […]

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Run

Commonplace 11: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/540783867726605777/ I think this ad is very interesting. When analyzing just the image, I noticed that the bear faded into a wolf which faded into a human. But as I looked more closely, I realized that one could interpret it differently. The bear’s mouth is so open and wide it almost looks like […]

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Sociospatial Environment

Rhetorical Analysis #4: Fleming Chapter 8 Throughout the book, author David Fleming constantly argues that our built environment, along with civic public discourse and education, continually shape who we are. In this specific chapter, the first of section 3, Fleming examines the scenes he has talked about in previous chapters such as the ghettos, white […]

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