Introduction

My name is Megan Connor. I am a Junior History and Women and Gender Studies Major at the University of Mary Washington.

A few of my interests include:

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This image is of the Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England. It is about a forty minute drive from my grandparent’s house so when I would visit as a child we would drive out and climb up the Tor to take photos and enjoy the view. In addition to its proximity to my family, Glastonbury represents the beginning of my interest in history. Somerset as a whole is full of significant historical sites that I would often visit while staying with family. I loved looking at pictures and reading books about these site which grew into a greater curiosity about English and European history.  Glastonbury also represents my love to travel – almost every year my family and I have had the privilege of being travel to England to visit our extended family.

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I am (and always will be) an animal lover. Pets have always been an important part of my family but none more so than our pugs. In total, my family has three dogs and five cats – our pugs are named Winston and Pippa and we have a golden retriever Ruby (who thinks that she is a pug).

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And finally, this photo represents my interest in women’s studies and feminism. I personally identify as a feminist and that personal philosophy influences my day to day experiences and my historical interests. In addition to being a History major, I am also a Women and Gender Studies major which allows me to  focus on women and the role of gender norms in history and engage in other disciplines that involve women and gender. The idea of gender equality is one that I am passionate about and I love to engage people in discussions as a means to raise awareness and redefine feminism as a positive and powerful movement and identity.

Images:

Richardon, Baz. Glastonbury Tor, Somerset. September 7, 2015. Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/AgucNz (accessed January 12, 2016).

National Library of Ireland. Top Dog. 1900. Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/arRu4i (accessed, January 12, 2016).

Kcochran06. Feminism. Posted April 15, 2007. Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/7405901@N05/463618851/ (accessed January 12, 2016).

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