Like all of us, I am a product of the systems that socialized my life from the very beginning. As a white woman living in the United States, I’ve lived in close proximity to systems and spaces lacking equity. And as a global gender scholar with a PhD in women’s and gender studies, specializations in peace studies, gender based violence, and girls’ leadership studies, I've studied how these systems operate in diverse contexts. While I was learning how gender works in these spaces, I was also making sense of my own life experiences.
It's the process of learning and unlearning.
Now that I’m a coach, I’m putting my theory of change into practice linking socialized gender norms to the impact on our individual lives and our collective realities. The possibilities for liberation are endless because when we make change from within we extend the revolution to impact our families, communities, and the world.
"Michelle brings a scholarly and yet relatable approach to her speaking. Her breadth of experience left our attendees informed and her relatability made the material applicable to our daily lives, too."
-Emilie Aries, Founder & CEO BossedUp
"Michelle is the true embodiment of what I have always imagined an engaged scholar to be: Strong, approachable, a community-service driven feminist while appreciating diversities, someone with skills of discerning, seeking truth, and exploring intersectionalities in and outside of the U.S. She is motivating and motivated for transformations in women’s lives no matter where they are at or come from. "
-Dr. Ozlem Ezer, scholar, educator, the author of Syrian Women Refugees
"Professor Michelle Morkert's lecture, 'Beyond the Hashtag: Making Sense of #MeToo and #Times Up' engaged us in discussion about the impact of new media on women's social movements. Thank you for the interesting visual material and provoking thinking."
-Magdalena Stoch, University of Pedagogy, Krakow
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