Mandy Lewis

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Graduation year:

2010

Majors/Minors:

Sociology, Gender Studies Major

Story:

One of the greatest things about being a Gender Studies major/minor is that it's NEVER boring. While studying transgenderism in Theories of Sexual Difference (Professor Janet Kourany), we were given an extra-credit assignment: for one whole day to dress and act like a person of a different gender. It was optional, yet nearly everyone participated and went out for pizza at the end of the day. It was incredible to walk in someone else's shoes for a day and experience the looks, interactions, and expectations encountered by people of a different gender. I will never forget it.