How do you think others see you?
I think strangers probably see me as another well-off, pretty-ish white girl, which I guess is true, in a way. People who know me — my friends, my students, my family — I think see me as a thinker and a maker and a joker. I love to make people laugh and feel good.
How do you see yourself?
I see myself as almost boundless, as if there’s hardly a thing I couldn’t do. That can come back to bite me, though, because it can keep me from being proud or content with what I am doing.
How do you want to be seen?
I want to be seen as a helper, but a wise and worldly helper, someone whose care towards others is based in a knowledge about the realities of our world, not just a “sweet” disposition natural to my gender and age.