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…

“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…

“My life is no longer in my country of origin”

Editor’s note: Raising voices decided to publish this story as anonymous based on the uncertainty about the new immigration rules and in order to protect the student. My mother was a strong resilient woman who had to make many difficult decisions when it came to her two daughters, my sister and I. She knew there…

“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…

“After years of inferiority feelings, I felt empowered after speaking up”

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…