In a world where the white male view is made normative, being both a person of color and a woman alters one’s lived experience.
When I applied for my dream position of editor-in-chief of Currents, there was no doubt what my theme would be. Exploring gender equality and feminism was the only option.
This past semester, I have had the incredible opportunity to serve as editor-in-chief of Pepperdine’s Currents Magazine.
Currents magazine gave Seaver students the opportunity to share their perspectives on and experiences with gender inequality and feminism.
Pepperdine University explicitly affirms that “truth, having nothing to fear from investigation, must be pursued relentlessly in every discipline.” However, in recent weeks, the Student Government Association (SGA) has fallen short of the meaning of this quote, failing the institution and the students it is meant to serve and leaving its constituency in the dark.
Douglas Kmiec, Rick J. Caruso School of Law professor and Caruso family chair in constitutional law, discussed not only his greatest accomplishments but also his greatest challenges — the tragic death of two of his closest friends, the end of a relationship and the diagnosis of a terminal illness.
Since the events of last November shaped our identity and unified us in new ways, it may seem challenging for the Pepperdine community to move forward into a year of recovery without forgetting the past. However, identity does not translate to limitation.