1. To what extent did I choose an issue that I genuinely care about? I really care about the topic “Rape on Campus” because we will be going to college soon and we need to know how to advocate for ourselves if something like this happens on campus. I want survivors to know that they’re not alone. I care especially about Title IX because I want to know if schools I’m applying to are in violation.
2.How does my proposal align with my own strengths, interests, especially in light of what I’m thinking about doing for my action project for Senior Project? My proposal is about a song written about the topic that I studied. I want to give survivors power and confidence to stand up to perpetrators and universities that don’t take them seriously. Many survivors have trouble with body image after the incident. I want to study body image and eating disorders in dance studios. 3. What did I learn from this process that will help me with my senior project?
I learned about alphabetical bibliographies, using educational sources, and using interviews. I learned about how we can help by making an impact.
Ways of being effective in making an impact?
There are so many ways to make an impact! I learned about doing tons of research to find if the cause is in violation of laws. Giving power to survivors is very important when advocators and advisors don’t listen. 4. What was the most valuable/informative/interesting part of this assignment? The most valuable part of the assignment was finding out about different stories with the same outcome; no prosecution because the schools don’t want to look bad. I really liked the independent work time because it meant that if we didn’t get it done, it was on us.
5. What is one thing Ashley could have done to improve this project the most? OR What is one thing YOU could have done to improve your own work? I could’ve used work time better. Most of the time, I was working, but every so often, I would work on other classwork. I could’ve set specific goals every day instead of just a few days.