Not a Victim, A Survivor

Not a Victim, A Survivor

Sarah Isaacson












(she/her) is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut, who received her Bachelor of Arts by double-majoring in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Human Rights, as well as minoring in English.  Being involved in these areas of study at UConn has transformed and enriched her life, allowing her to engage in social justice through art as well as academics. During her time at UConn, she has published Defeated in the Namaste Human Rights Magazine, been the President of the National Organization for Women for the past two academic years, was Secretary of the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society for students with disabilities, and acted as a Peace Corps Ambassador for the UConn Storrs Campus.  She has interned with Access Community Action Agency for the past year in the Access to Employment department, where she helped develop a curriculum that utilizes new skills for under and unemployed individuals in the community.  She has also studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, where she worked with the community of Hanover Park, whom are plagued with the gang violence and substance abuse instilled by colonialism and white supremacy, through her internship at First Community Resource Centre. All of these amazing experiences served key roles in allowing her to grow into a proud feminist and activist, as such has allowed her to discover her voice through the combined power of poetry and photography.

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