What drew you to the minor? I took the class Gender & Society 101 my freshman fall and have been hooked ever since. It is not uncommon to refer to gender and sexuality studies courses are exemplifying the phrase "the personal is political, and the political is personal". For me I found myself through the minor, learning not only the everyday aspects of the ideologies but also the theoretical and abstract sides as well.
What are some of the most important things you have learned so far and how will what you have learned help once you graduate? For me in combination with my major of Sociology, Gender & Sexuality Studies gives a unique perspective on my positionality in the world. That I am more than just an individual free from influence, but rather that my individual and personal complexities that make me who I am are a result of macro and micro level influence, behaviors and norms that shape our society. Having this understanding makes me qualified for the fields that I hope to pursue with the ability of having a deeper understanding of our social systems and how they influence our social systems of family, education, family, education, family,government, religion and more.