Voices

Elizabeth Grace Matthew works in higher education. She holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in English literature from Penn State University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Arts & Culture Books
Elizabeth Grace MatthewOctober 02, 2020
Reality is messier than than fiction that reduces historical figures like Hillary Clinton to the sum of her most oversimplified virtues and vices.
An illustration of the death of Uncle Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Illustration: Etching by George Cruikshank, 1852/Alamy).
Arts & Culture Ideas
Elizabeth Grace MatthewAugust 21, 2020
In 1862, Harriet Beecher Stowe made feeling right on race easy, righteous and comfortable, all at once. We face the same trap today.
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Arts & Culture Ideas
Elizabeth Grace MatthewMarch 20, 2020
Generation X came of age in a culture awash in dreams of women’s perpetual and idealized childhood being sold as feminist empowerment.
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Arts & Culture Ideas
Elizabeth Grace MatthewNovember 15, 2019
I do not mean that we need to stop having children. I mean that we need to stop engaging in the practices that have coincided with the widespread usage of “parent” as a verb.
Marie Kondo demonstrates her method of creating domestic order on her Netflix show "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo."
Arts & Culture Ideas
Elizabeth Grace MatthewMay 15, 2019
The queen of ‘tidying’ is captivating audiences with this question: What do you truly value?
Arts & Culture Books
Elizabeth Grace MatthewSeptember 28, 2018
The various arguments around Little Women have long boiled down to: does the novel empower women, or does it oppress them?