Friday, July 22, 2011


Today was our last full day. As I walked to class, I felt extremely melancholy about going home. This feeling kept on returning throughout the day, despite all of the interesting things we did in class, including discussing the definition of feminism, assertiveness training, and self defense class. The self defense class was definitely a lot of fun, and it was hilarious to see such sweet girls be so aggressive. Most of all though, it got us to think about how each individual person reacts to aggression, and what each person believes aggression is.

In the nighttime, we had our final leadership workshop. One person started with a ball of yarn, passed it to a girl in the class, and then described why they were a good leader. This ended up creating a “web”, and by the end we were all connected by the same piece of yarn. Our class got extremely emotional, and I realized just how much of an impact we all had on each other, and how much we all broke out of our shells, let our guards down, and truly bonded. At the end we all cut the string and created bracelets, and hopefully I will never have to take it off.

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