The summer when I learned to look beyond the tedium

Liberation is the belief that we can succeed, a sense of confidence in ourselves and in our collective efforts. Liberation is the knowledge that we are not alone. Raising Voices shares stories of personal liberation written by students, faculty and staff. These testimonies about introspection, challenge and empowerment pretend to foster awareness and understanding about…

The beauty of being bicultural

A graduate student, who identified herself as a Black Latino woman, shares with the Lesley community a poem that she wrote when she was an adolescent. Nowadays, being bicultural may cause identity based struggles because of negative social interactions. However, this young girl talks proudly and funnily about acceptance and identity. Puerto Fakin’ Yo so…

“I needed a new life when I was 20”

Liberation is the belief that we can succeed, a sense of confidence in ourselves and in our collective efforts. Liberation is the knowledge that we are not alone. Raising Voices shares stories of personal liberation written by students, faculty and staff. These testimonies about introspection, challenge and empowerment pretend to foster awareness and understanding about…

“I will feel liberated when I can proudly claim my sexuality”

Liberation is the belief that we can succeed, a sense of confidence in ourselves and in our collective efforts. Liberation is the knowledge that we are not alone. Raising Voices will share stories of personal liberation written by students, faculty and staff. These testimonies about introspection, challenge and empowerment pretend to foster awareness and understanding…