Episode 1: Stepping into the Self with Stephanie Renée Payne

In our first episode, we talk to Professor Stephanie Renée Payne about transgressing boundaries, modeling vulnerability, and helping students find their voice.

You can read more about Stephanie here.

Texts mentioned in the episode
  • Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
  • Pedagogy of Hope by Paulo Freire
  • “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes

Our theme song is “4 am” by Makaih Beats. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (coming soon!), Spotify, and Stitcher and follow us on Twitter @writingremixpod.

“It’s not really about the mechanics of writing; that’s the easy part. It’s about opening up a space for students to feel safe to say how they feel.”

Stephanie Renée Payne

“There’s reciprocity in this process. You are learning your students. They’re teaching you who they are, and it’s shaping your pedagogy.”

Stephanie Renée Payne

“There are aspects of our vocation that are sacred. Our work is not merely to share information but to share the intellectual and spiritual growth of our students.”

bell hooks