The Breaking Project: People/Community
(photo: Anne Dalke)
Learn a little more about the people who are a part of The Breaking Project's community.
As Ursula Le Guin says in The Dispossessed, we are "Members of a community, not elements of a collectivity" and "there [are] as many emotions [here] as there [are] people." If you are interested in submitting a piece to the project, please visit this page for more information.
Alice Lesnick -- As a teacher and writer, I am interested in collaboration and change. I serve as director of the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program at Bryn Mawr College. I am exploring what it means to begin with the idea that, in Bharath Vallabha's terms, "every individual is at the cutting edge of the universe."
Elizabeth Catanese is a visual artist, poet and teacher who is working to live honestly and authentically and connect with the creative energy of others.
Anne Dalke -- Picking up on this notion that we are all "at the cutting edge," I *could* say that I've always lived there, on the edge: cutting, being cut, shaping, being shaped and re-shaped…in teaching, writing, wife-ing, mothering, be-friending, seeking, Quaking….in my academic work, too, which cuts many ways, into emergent pedagogies, feminist theory and narrative traditions, revisionary work in the canon of American literatures, the intersections between science and literature, the varieties of ways that we have categorized ourselves (and the world), and the ways in which we might make other, better "cuts"…..
Ivana Evans is a senior at Haverford College, completing a major in Spanish and a minor in Educational studies. During her time at Haverford, the idea of empowerment through education has interested her and has influenced the way she thinks about learning. After graduation, Ivana plans to be a teacher so that she may study and experience this element of education and many others further.
Wil Franklin – I am a reflection of my environment interacting with the product of my history and a will struggling alone and with others to imagine and create new possibilities. I have broken with many environments, stories and personal myths, but now find myself exploring the possibilities of undergraduate biology education at Bryn Mawr College.
Hallie Garrison is in her third year at Bryn Mawr College. She chose to major in Sociology, but continues to dabble in other departments, including Education, Music, and Gender Studies. She is enthusiastic about words, caffeine, and greeting cards.
Linkai Jiang is a part-time philo-math-er. I am waiting for a stranger to ask me for two hours of my time to listen to his/her story. Are you that stranger?