Category Archives: Personal Anecdotes

We Need a #MeToo Movement for Depression

I am stunned–not surprised–today at the news that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide at the age of 61. It was the successful business woman Kate Spade just a few days ago. The stigma and shame around depression drives people, even (maybe particularly) highly successful people in our … 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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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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Our Siege: My Mother & Me

Vignettes . . . Our Siege “Just Pain” Jennifer & the Black Cat Pain Meds Nightmares The Deer Dr. Metwally The Buddhist Monk Crappy Nursing Homes More Crappy Nursing Homes Old Women’s Breasts Sara’s Little Class Grace Prayer: Getting It … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Feminist Teacher: When I Was a Mean Girl

Each semester when I ask my students to write an autobiographical essay in our Introduction to Women’s Studies class, I reflect on what I would write about if I were required to do this assignment. I decided this time to … Continue reading

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