Liberation and Access Officer

1. Why did you get involved with the SU?

I've been involved in societies, then as a part-time officer, since pretty much my first year at University. The SU gave me a sense of community and belonging, and made me feel like I could really make a difference in the world around me. 

2. If you could achieve one thing in your year as an officer, what would it be?

This year, I want to engage students in decolonising their curricula - not just asking for diverse reading lists, but feeling confident and empowered to ask the tough, critical questions about racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia in their classrooms.

3. Who’s your icon?

Angela Davis 

4. Away from student politics, what do you like to do?

I unwind at the climbing wall, at home playing (or talking endlessly about) video games, and sometimes playing music (I own an eclectic array of instruments, including a flute and a bass guitar)!

5. What’s your best memory of being a student at UoM?

Meeting my best friends - people who have taught me so much, who have helped me to learn and grow so much as a person, and whom I hope to know for the rest of my life.

6. What’s your proudest moment?

Getting an honourable mention on Piers Morgan's Twitter 

7. What are you going to do for me, the average UoM student, to improve my everyday life?

Who is the "average student", and how does this concept exclude and marginalise certain people? To build a better world for everyone, we must elevate the voices of those who have historically been silenced, and work to understand one another. In the words of Audre Lorde, "I am not free while any woman is unfree". Through political education on liberation issues, I hope we can achieve this together.

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