Thursday, March 28, 2024

a day to be proud...

1) of my WGS students who set up 25 wonderful interactive booths to discuss subjects as varied as the female gaze in films, non-binary erasure, abortion access in MI, and mental health for athletes. At this point, all I had to do was backstage manage with tape and pens and flyers and fruit snacks.

2) of Nu who went out with friends for the second day in a row after mentioning their renewed depression. Knowing they understand friends can make you feel better and that they have friends to draw on and the energy to make plans, feels like progress. 

Pic: Students making me SO proud. We were all buzzing with that energy that comes from a performance even as we took the displays down. 

7 comments:

Gillian said...

Nice.

Nance said...

1)What a fantastic project. I hope the booths got a good response.

2)Wow. That's a Big Deal. A really Big Deal. Kudos to Nu for pushing themself to this extent whilst In The Midst. Not easy.

NGS said...

Oh, I want to see all these posters! Looks like a great time.

Nicole said...

What is WGS? It sounds like a really fascinating display.
Yay for Nu, so happy to hear about their friendships.

maya said...

Gillian--Thanks!
Nance--Thank you, they did... and absolutely agree about #2. It's a relief.
Engie--And you can! They're archived on campus, and I'll gladly take you when you're here :).
Nicole--Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies. Sorry for being mystifying! Yes, so, so thankful for Nu's growth.

StephLove said...

That looks like a great display. So glad about Nu...

maya said...

Fingers crossed, Steph <3

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