Literacy for Life’s™ courses, seminars, summits, curricula, and web content are based on narrative, ethnographic research that takes place with individuals in schools and society. All materials, including all content on our sites and in our materials, are for educational and informational purposes only. We emphasize research-based literacy practices to guide and evolve practical self-development. Our courses, seminars, summits, curricula, and web content are not designed to treat or diagnose any psychological or emotional disorders. While our courses, seminars, summits, curricula, and web content are often coupled with medically supervised treatment for a range of ills, we take no responsibility for the health of any participants. We encourage all participants to consult with a medical practitioner before accessing our products or services.


From our Founder & President: I am not a psychiatrist. I am not psychologist. I am not a counselor, therapist, or social worker. I am a sociocultural literacist. I am a classically trained, educational anthropologist. I do not diagnose, and cannot treat, mental illnesses or emotional disorders. Rather, I have expertise in diagnosing and treating narrative predispositions, imbalances, and malformations that influence one’s interior and exterior lives. Understanding how intoxicated voices and stories in the soul and flesh/body construct personal and public problems – rendering one’s relationship to Self, Other, and Community dis-eased – is my thing. Understanding ways to provide new literacy education to identify, treat, and mediate terrors in Spectrums of Personhood is my goal. Emotional justice for social justice is my focus. Coaching women to new heights of emotional literacy and radical loving is my dream and it’s coming true right now. Join the movement. Get the Gifts and let’s GetLit.



Jeanine & the Literacy for Life™ Team






Jeanine Staples is Associate Professor of Literacy and Language & African American Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her book, The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self, is an endarkened, feminist, new literacies event (Peter Lang, spring 2016). In it, she explores Black women’s terror in love. She produces research-based courses and methodologies that enable marginalized girls and women to realize internal revelations that fuel external revolutions.

Dr. Staples’ next book details the evolution of her acclaimed undergraduate course, The Philadelphia Urban Seminar. In it, she explores Supreme Love in schools. She shows how she generates curriculum and methodologies that incite anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-ableist pedagogical stances among teachers interested in urban education and equity for all people in schools and society.


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