My name is Nan, and I’ve been a Psychology major and FemGen minor while at CC. In light of Covid-19, I will be heading back to Kentucky for the summer, where my mother and I will enjoy many rosé evenings together. After that, I have accepted a lab manager position at Reed College with our own (formerly) Kevin Holmes. We’ll be investigating the role of language on thought, including how English language structures encourage racial essentialism and how people can self-sooth by labeling their negative emotions. I’m excited to be starting off in psychology with a professor and research program dedicated to some of the content and sensibilities I’ve cultivated here in the FGS department. You have each made me better.
Created by Nan Elpers (Journalist), Isabel Aurichio (Editorial Assistant), Caroline Olin (Journalist), Ryan McLauchlan (Journalist), and Jess Keniston (Graphic Designer)
“BANG! is a magazine created by and for femme and female-identifying individuals of college age, dedicated to providing a wide range of information about sex and sexuality. Among other things, BANG! seeks to sexually eduate, raise awareness about sexuality and consensual sex, and showcase the related work of feminist educators and activists, with the goal of empowering healthy and celebrated sex.”
—Nan Elpers, Editor
Click here to read BANG!Click here to read the full transcript from the interview with Dr. Bakari of Talking Trees!
This video, written and produced by Nan Elpers, Jess Keniston, Jordan Meltzer, and Mia Simon during the First-Year Experience (FYE) section of FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College during Block 1 2016, explores the relationship between clothing, class, and college.