– It was a long process for me to find exactly where I fit in at UCF. I tried out different majors and different student groups until I found what felt right for me. Luckily, I had professors and friends that were able to help me talk through my decisions and support me when I decided to take risks. Writing and Rhetoric being the perfect community for me has only been affirmed as time has passed.
Knowledge is power and when we fail to recognize the existence of these inequities in the education system, we lack the competence to be able to adequately address existing issues, and the issues continue to persist. To eliminate inequity, we have to recognize America’s past regarding race, meaning we have to come to terms with it, including how it’s affecting our children today.
The people who wear hearing aids and glasses aren’t different, but the assumptions made about them are.
It’s always okay to choose a new label or no label at all.
Mutual aid is about equity and giving back in a meaningful and impactful way.
What brings people together is their ability to accept their peers unconditionally and make others feel valued, seen, and supported.