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New on Dismantle Education: The Art and Politics of Upcycling with Ophir El-Boher

On February 27, 2021 Dismantle co-founders, Sara Tatyana Bernstein and Elise M. Chatelain hosted an event featuring a webinar and discussion with Ophir El-Boher. Now you can watch an edited version of the webinar for free on Dismantle Education! Ophir El-Boher is an apparel designer, studio artist, social activist, and scholar originally from The Negev Desert, […]

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Searching for Community & Connection in Online Yoga

Sara and I always say that one of the healthiest times in our lives was when we were in graduate school on a steady exercise routine together. We did yoga, kickboxing videos, chatty elliptical sessions, and lifted weights in the musty university gym alongside students from our classes. We actually started running, which is something […]

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On the ‘Cuties’ Controversy, Girlhood, Looking & Being Looked At

In the opening scene of Maïmouna Doucouré’s controversial coming-of-age film, Cuties, the main character, Amy (Fathia Youssouf), an oval-faced eleven-year-old newly immigrated to France from Senegal, stares stunned into the camera. Her eyelids bejeweled, her adolescent body encased in glittering spandex crop-top and shorts, she begins to cry, tears silently spilling from her eyes. In […]

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