{ Hello }

Hey there! I’m Radia, a second-year from Carbondale, Illinois, a little college town 6 hours south of Chicago. Despite going from one small Midwestern town to another, I’m so happy to call Oberlin my home for the next four years. I like words, drawing faces, and learning new things from passionate people.

This year, I'm a member of Keep Co-op and couldn't be happier about it. Beans, tofu, and community... what more does one need? I also just recently declared a major in anthropology, a minor in french, and am in the process of creating an individual major in linguistics. This plan may be too ambitious, but we'll see. I'm interested in almost everything, and I love that Oberlin gives me the opportunity to create my own interdisciplinary education—studying words and people is just what I need.

Other things: I work for Oberlin's Sexual Information Center (SIC) and am the spring/fall Sexual Offense Policy Advocate (SOPA), so if you're in OSCA, you'll be seeing my face poster-ed all over your co-op's walls soon. I love talking about all things related to sexual health, reproductive justice, and community support and am eager to continue to learn more. Oh, and I also just decided to study abroad next year in Paris, which I'm very excited about.

This semester, I aspire to read a lot, listen more, and take in the world around me in more intentional ways.

{ Entries }


Winter Term, We Meet Again

This January, along with 6 other Oberlin students and 2 professors, I travelled to France for the sake of creating a documentary on French wine and wine making. Knowing nothing about wine or film made for an interesting, enriching and unbelievably fun experience.

Summer and Self Love

The last three months have been great. I'm taking care of myself and working my mind. You should too. Happy Summer~!

Oh the weather outside is... actually quite nice.

5am reflections on the end of my first semester of college + winter term.

The Month of Halloween

Thoughts on last-minute costumes, fall break, and candy.

Functioning as a Freshman: The First Few Weeks on Campus

I'd say things are going pretty smoothly. Or, you know, as smoothly as things can go for a first-year who has no clue what she's doing with her life and who still can't get her mailbox open on the first try.

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