Following on from our last post, we would like to introduce you to another student involved with Hidden Perspectives in anticipation of this week’s launch event. Introducing… Lara!

Hi! Please tell us about yourself – who you are and what you do?

Hey, my name is Lara, I am a student (of many things) and a Freelance Journalist. I’m also a Lesbian.

What interests you about the project and why?

I want to create a more engaging academic space for Queer-related content and ideas.

Why do you think the project is important right now?

Because we still live in a society where certain members have less than full and equal rights under our laws.

What do you hope to get out of being a part of the project?

I hope to gain some experience in events, engaging in wider issues and networking.

Why is it important to bring the arts and humanities out of the closet?

Because the Arts and Humanities is a vibrant and diverse faculty in itself, whereby we need to engage further with the diversity in our subjects just as much as the diverse array of subjects on offer.

What would you like to see on the HPNZ blog/social media?

I would like to see appropriate papers or web seminars.

What are your hopes for the future? 

That we can all be equitable and free, no matter who we are.

Please share with us anything else you’d like to tell us about…

I’m very interested in my own personal culture, something which drives my understanding of the wider human condition.

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