I have been documenting my personal history since I was seven years old. I have countless notebooks filled with my thoughts on my personhood, my relationships, the relationships of those I knew and the communities I took space in.
I wrote for years and years and as I did my interest in and reflections on community continued to develop rapidly. In high school, I started a blog (whoa).
Then, I started to feel that my words alone were not adequate, and turned to photography as a guiding passion. My dualistic interest in exploring both community and photography led me to creating my own major, visual sociology, when I began my undergraduate career at Wheaton.
The interdisciplinary nature of visual sociology has afforded me the opportunity to fully explore photography’s powerful ability to not only impact communities, but also provide a sociological lens through which to understand them.
Now, I am a senior in college, taking Introduction to New Media with Professor Josh Stenger continuing to explore these interests.