Academia, Love Me Back

Originally posted on TIFFANY MARTÍNEZ:
My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education…

“Man breaking into homes of sleeping women Uptown”

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/crime/2016/01/18/police-investigating-three-home-invasions-24-hours-uptown/78964632/ http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/01/5_uptown_homes_invaded_since_f.html http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/nopd-searches-for-man-after-5-home-invasions-reported-in-uptown/37494812 Here are a few links to news stories about recent home invasions happening in my neighborhood. There were five incidents between Jan 15-18. All of the incidents targeted women and 4/5 targeted college age women. They all took place while the women were sleeping. The intruder broke in once by smashing a […]

Harassment at Stores

This first picture is a screen shot of a facebook status of my sister’s from January 18th. She works at a gift shop where she is the only staff member in the store. This opens her up for a number of unsolicited interactions. The majority of these unsolicited interactions are acted out by men. She is […]

Jan 14th, 2016

I had flown to Chicago a few days earlier and was leaving my best friend since kindergarten’s house in the loop and was about to take the Metra to the suburbs to visit some friends and their kids. In typical Sequoya style, I arrived with a minute to spare but found myself on the wrong […]

Street Harassment and Public Transit

Something I’ve noticed after four years of being a woman living in New Orleans, is that so much sexual harassment happens on the street and on public transit. Earlier this year when I was living in the Gentilly neighborhood, I had to start leaving my house one hour earlier and catch an early bus so […]