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About the site:

Here you’ll find a few resources on activist methodologies woven into my own writing from the semester, including a few video responses I made.

The site is divided into three sections underneath the “Qualitative Methodologies” tab: Chronic Illness Methodology, Testimonio, and Portraiture. Each section includes a relevant reading response and work surrounding the titular methodology, including reflections on implementing it in research, examples from my personal archive, and multimedia created by me and artists I respect. I have linked to their work whenever that information was available.

By embracing a digital Photovoice technique, I hope that this compendium will offer expansive thinking on how activist methodologies can appear within critical and creative writing, images, and videos.

About me:

by Michaela Oteri


Jesse Rice-Evans is a doctoral student in rhetoric and writing studies (English) at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her work centers activist disability rhetorics on Twitter, femme & queer embodiment rhetorics, and rhetoric as assistive devices. In 2017, she earned her summa cum laude M.A. from the City College of New York in Language and Literacy.



She’s the author of three chapbooks, including NOON (Dancing Girl Press, 2018), and the full-length poetry collection The Uninhabitable (forthcoming 2019), selected from over 900 manuscripts in the 2017 Sibling Rivalry Press open reading period. You can read her writing online at Monstering, OCCULUM, The Wanderer, Apogee, Heavy Feather Review, and other journals. She teaches writing at the City College of New York and the Cooper Union.



Visit her personal page at

She’s a Leo/Cancer/Aries, herbalist witch, Grey’s Anatomy superfan, Janelle Monáe superfan, and resentful English major. She makes webtexts and harbors several internet crushes, which she is attempting to legitimize through her research.

Catch her drinking La Croix and playing Pokémon Go or dyeing her hair pastels, like a good millennial.

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