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The Election, Feminism & Alienation

“Clinton & Trump are just cartoon characters” Just hours after the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, I found myself on an early flight to Montreal to attend the National Women’s Studies Association conference, an … Continue reading

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False Promises: Oh, But Miss Fairchild, A Phone Will Keep You Safe…

This moment made me pause and I still feel caught in the implications of this conversation. I don’t remember what started me down this road in my Introduction to Women’s Studies class, but I was sharing with the group that … Continue reading

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Stories of Hope from Women’s Studies

I was asked to do an inspirational talk as part of a student leadership event at Sacramento City College. Below is the transcript and images from my talk… Sac City Talks — April 2016 Stories from Fairchild’s Women’s Studies classes at … Continue reading

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A Shooting, My Campus, & the Things We Tell Ourselves

I really didn’t think that the campus shooting had a lot to do with me as I showed up for my classes on Tuesday at Sac City College. On Thursday as I was leaving the campus in the late afternoon, … Continue reading

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A Well-Deserved Memorial…

Motorcycle Buddies (Circa 1972) The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department paid my father, Jack Fairchild, the highest of honors at the memorial service on April 17, 2015. The military honors and the canine officers would have made my father proud, along with … Continue reading

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Mourning, honoring the loss of my best friend…

Posted on April 24, 2015 by sfairchild2013 SHERRI TAYLOR  1953 – 2015 I am beyond words and sadness at the loss of my best friend from 5th grade. Robin was artistic, intelligent, and knew me in a way that no one … Continue reading

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Paying Respects to My Father

Today I wrote my father’s obituary, with profound sadness and respect ~ Sheryl Fairchild Jack F. Fairchild, Sr. passed away at his home in Montague on December 12, 2014. Jack was 85 years old. He is survived by his wife … Continue reading

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