I knew from looking at the title of this course, in my completely unbiased opinion, that it was going to be nothing short of “lit”. Being an African American woman, I have always found interest and fascination in our culture and also liked being aware of the social injustices we face everyday. “Everybody wanna be black until it’s time to be black” was a quote I’ve been seeing float around the internet for the past few months. If that statement ain’t true then i dont know what is.
But reflecting back on the class, I really want to thank Professor Eversley for being so raw and uncut. What I mean by that is she told us the real for what it was and the way I look at it is, life is too short to beat around the bush. Even in a classroom environment. She is a beautiful soul inside and out and I enjoyed every minute of her vibrant personality during class time. Even when we would receive emails from her I would read them in her voice. That’s the distinctive personality that sticks with me. I also greatly appreciate her always assuring us that we are not alone. Whether or not it’s something as small as raising your hand to ask a question in class. Often times students are afraid (myself included) to ask questions because of sounding dumb in front of the whole class. When in actuality, half the class most likely had the same question as you. So I really appreciate her giving us the opportunity to voice our opinions or concerns in the classroom.
I also want to thank her for constantly allowing us to express ourselves in the blogs and in the multimedia project. I love the informality of the blogs because you get to really see a person’s personality by the way they choose to write. When we write formal papers we put on this persona that makes us sound professional and sophisticated. Obviously there is nothing wrong with that but we never get an opportunity to simply write exactly what we’re thinking with no edits and no holding back. This is also something that I’ve never been able to do in school which is why I thank her for this. I am extremely appreciative that I was able to have my last semester in college with a professor like her. She will definitely be part of my college stories I tell my kids in the future. Haha.
Thank you professor Eversley!