I spend a lot of time thinking about words.
I teach a college class about censorship and the First Amendment. If I had to describe the theme of the class, I would say it’s about the effects of language and self expression. Throughout the semester as we talk about Mapplethorpe, Lenny Bruce and 2 Live Crew, I push my students to think about the power of a word, the significance of the words we choose, and what our word choices reflect about our culture. It’s something I am passionate about and a topic I often discuss at the dinner table. Read more about Words Matter