About Allison Fagan

Allison Fagan

Allison Fagan is an associate professor, a mother of three, and a proud former resident of Calumet City, Illinois. She studies and teaches Latinx and African American literatures at James Madison University, and you can find her academic work in journals including MELUS and Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies as well as in her book, From the Edge: Chicana/o Border Literature and the Politics of Print (Rutgers University Press, 2016). She is beginning to share her personal essays in an effort to teach her children to be brave.

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July 14th, 2020 | by Allison Fagan

You have to wait for them to break the surface on their own; no use trying to reach down to pull them up

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