My Experience at a Meeting on Gender Mention in Curriculum

On Wednesday afternoon, I attended our school district’s Curriculum & Instruction Committee meeting regarding gender in the curriculum. I want to share my experience from the meeting. At a recent Family Life Advisory Committee meeting (which I did not attend), parents were openly hostile. My reason for attending this particular C&I meeting was not to … Continue reading My Experience at a Meeting on Gender Mention in Curriculum

Stop Injustice Painting: Recordings of My Two Ekphrastic Pieces

Back in November, I participated in a very cool ekphrastic event, writing to the art in a beautiful show at the Baltimore County Arts Guild, PORTRAITS OF LIFE: Once Upon A Story, featuring artists April M Rimpo and Elaine Weiner-Reed. Poets chose works that spoke to them. I chose Elaine's painting "Stop Injustice." Below you'll … Continue reading Stop Injustice Painting: Recordings of My Two Ekphrastic Pieces

“Capitol Offense”

For the one-year anniversary of the Insurrection, I just recorded the spoken word piece I wrote last year in the aftermath. Ignore the dark circles around my eyes--I've been dealing with some stressfully stressful stress this week. (Text below) https://youtu.be/08LOlDm9hnY CAPITOL OFFENSE Kari A. Martindale From ALLCAPS on Parler to the Capitol parlor,  groups carpool … Continue reading “Capitol Offense”

Giving Tuesday Suggestions & Christmas Ideas!

I want to share some organizations you could donate to today (or any day!), and why they mean something to me. Plus, some suggestions for how to double up and not only support an organization but check people off your Christmas list! There are also tips for organizations to maybe look into in your own … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Suggestions & Christmas Ideas!