I started studying philosophy without knowing where it would take me or how much it would change me. Like many others, I associated philosophy with dry, boring ruminations from old, white men.
It wasn’t until I started exploring questions like, “What is philosophy?” “Who is the philosopher?” and “What can philosophy do?” that I began to appreciate how philosophy can be practiced in ways that are exceptionally meaningful for our everyday lives.
Over the years, my relationship with philosophy has been marked by a playful passion for its ability to transform our experiences, no matter who we are or from where we come.
Practicing philosophy should fill you up and make you think better, feel better, and live better. If it doesn’t, it’s not living up to its purpose as an art of living.
After earning a dual-Ph.D. in Philosophy and Women’s Studies from Penn State University, I relocated to Northern Colorado. I currently work at Colorado State University.