What program did you take in school or what did you wish you could take?
September always makes me reflect on my schooling and education. I started university in an Environmental Studies program by pure fluke, not really knowing what I would learn. At my university almost everyone chooses their major immediately and electives or side interests come later. I took a Gender Studies course with very little idea of what feminism was. Back then it was called Women’s Studies. I found feminist theory exciting and rewarding and went on to do a Minor and Masters in it. I still remember a peer of mine also had no idea what Women’s Studies was and accidentally took the same course. She felt duped and hated it. Since then I’ve wandered my way through academia learning about fields like Critical Animal Studies and Posthumanism by word of mouth but never really knowing what I was getting into. I explored Asexuality Studies for a time, but am not sure if I’ll ever do anything with that. I’ve recently wandered into fictional world building and its intersections with activism. I feel very lucky that my initial Environmental Studies background has been broad enough to support all the curious trails I follow.