Senior Project Advisor
gender, identity, intersectionality, single sex
Intersectionality always seems to be a never-ending crux that people are working on becoming more aware of. Even more difficult, gender fluidity at a single sex institution—how do we tackle that intersection? This is the point of my project. As someone who is about to enter the professional field as an outdoor educator, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I can make accessibility easier for my students. These days, gender fluidity in environments that were originally intended for one gender seems like it would have roadblock after roadblock. However, the working professionals at Seattle Girls’ School work every day to work towards their values of empowering girls, while also helping to make all gender identities feel welcome. This is a collection of interviews from different staff and faculty at the school in an effort not to say what is right or wrong, but instead have a written document of ideas that intends to inspire educators across fields on how to better help their participants. This is not a black or white topic and that’s why we’re talking about it today. Use this as a resource, not gospel.
Sisson, Stella, "Single Sex Education in a Gender Fluid World" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 641.
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