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Connecting the Issues on Women’s Food Insecurity - by Mev Miller

November 2014

What are the larger connections we can make to food insecurity? For women, we might look at this in two ways. This first concerns women’s ongoing troubled relationship with food. A stressor for women during this part of the year is not only about the food itself. Food is the tempter and we are insecure around food. Our desire for (or lack of control around) food is to blame for our obsession with being overweight (thus constant denial and dieting), or eating disorders, or our overall shame, discontent, or disapproval with the size and shape of our bodies (self-loathing body image). Many of our health issues can also be related to this troubled relationship with food. Food as it relates to our self-image and health heightens our insecurities.

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Too Scared to Learn

In May 2014, Dr. Jenny Horsman presented “Too Scared to Learn: Teaching that Makes a Difference to Successful Learning,” a webinar co-sponsored by WE LEARN and NJALL. These are links to the materials she provided for the webinar. 



June 2014 - Gay Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Adult Basic/Literacy Education (June 2014), Resource List Compiled by Mev MIller, Ed.D.

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Gender Equity Begins with Literacy
Ms. Magazine Blog published article on women and literacy, featuring WE LEARN (9.15.10)!

Women’s Education and Economic Opportunity: The Role of Literacy
Presented by Mev Miller, Director of WE LEARN, on December 1, 2010 at a national forum co-sponored by National Coalition for Literacy and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. This presentation included an overview of the WE LEARN network of women literacy learners, which she called the “heart work” of literacy. You can see the complete proceeding on the NCL website along with the complete WE LEARN presentation. It features the words and writing of women learners from several WE LEARN publications.

Women's Literacy: NOT a Given
Article published in Off Our Backs, November / December 2003

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