We can use this page to post links to photos, articles, videos, and websites that explore the concept of identity.

Or use the "discussion" tab above to pose questions, share ideas, and discuss what identity means to you.

Articles

Karen Dias examines the use of Pro-Ana (pro anorexia) cyber-communications and their ties to what she terms "third wave feminism" in her essay "The Ana Sanctuary: Women's Pro-Anorexia Narratives in Cyberspace."

Megan Warin
discusses the issues surrounding (mis)representations of anorexia and anorexics in her essay "Primitivising Anorexia: The Irresistable Spectacle of Not Eating."

In his essay "Visible Disability in the Writing Classroom" Mark Mossman writes about visible physical disability using theories of current disability research as a lense through which to understand pivotal experiences in his own life. Consider his essay as a possible model for your own paper.

This American Life: "Got You Pegged" In this episode of the NPR show "This American Life," the stories explore stories of mistaken identity and the assumptions we make.

Assignments


A writing exercise designed to generate ideas about how we think about ourselves, and the pivotal events that shape our ideas.

Identity Paper