Welcome to my Humanities Portfolio! This is a representation of my work throughout two semesters of the HUM 103-104 course at Davidson College. This site has been designed to allow for easy access to all parts of the portfolio in any order, however, I recommend starting with the “yours truly” tab and moving from left to right across the menu bar. This route will provide the best understanding of the connections and conclusions I am forming in my portfolio.
For this work, I chose to focus on the voices of those who have been erased from the literary canon for centuries – specifically women and people of color. Through their perspectives, we are able to connect with their lives and acknowledge their humanity and courage to speak. Even within a society that continually disavowed their worth, these writers asserted their existence and power through passionate, poignant works. Revolution, humanity, kindness – these transformative concepts must be explored through the voices of those to whom they have been denied. Otherwise, we risk perpetuation of the same blindness we decry in our predecessors. Sacrificing oneself – one’s body, time, money, or desires – for the benefit of another is the truest act of kindness. As you walk with me through this portfolio, I invite you to practice that sacrifice with one of the most revolutionary choices you can make – the choice to listen.
I would like to thank the entire team of Humanities professors, fellows, and students at Davidson College – especially my section professors President Carol Quillen, Professor David Robb, Professor Scott Denham, and Professor Yurika Tamura – for their brilliance, kindness, humor, and for the community we have all created together.
I also give thanks for the literary voices that appear in this portfolio and for the lives of those who were brave enough to speak out – Hannah Arendt, Angela Davis, John Lewis, Toni Morrison, Raymond Santana, Susan Sontag, and Bryan Stevenson.
All photos shown in this portfolio are credited to their creator in the Bibliography tab, with a link to the citation included in the caption of the photo. Feel free to reach out to me with any citation questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.