I’m privileged. Not only did I grow up in a squarely middle class midwestern suburb in the US, but I’m white, I’m male, I’m heterosexual, I’m middle aged, and I have no overt (dis)abilities. I’m a native English speaker. I’ve lived, worked, and visited dozens of countries across Europe and MENA. I’ve photographed art for a living. I’m married. I have two children. I have, however reluctantly, a formal education.
I have many responsibilities which have been compounded by the 2016 American election: to be vigilant, to listen, and to carry on my work towards more equitable and democratic educational institutions through the open education movement.