To wrap up Women’s History Month, we are thrilled to feature one of our outstanding members of the LOGOS leadership team: Cassidy Farrar! She was a Peer Reviewer for LOGOS: Volume 12, and she is currently one of our newest Associate Editors for Volume 13. Check out the interview below!
Why did you decide to join LOGOS? What has been your most memorable experience with the organization so far?
I decided to join LOGOS because it seemed like a great opportunity and learning experience. It was my first real activity I stuck with here at Missouri State, and I’m excited to keep participating in it. My favorite memory so far has been the LOGOS Volume 12 reception. I got to hear published students read their work, eat good food, and take time to appreciate the work that I had done throughout the year.
Describe some of the skills you have gained as an Associate Editor. In what ways have you applied them to your academic career and/or professional goals?
As an Associate Editor, I feel much more connected with the work that goes into LOGOS. Not only do I get to continue my work as a reviewer, but I also get to act as a leader and facilitate discussion between my group members. Directing conversation and collaborating ideas with my group members is very rewarding.
How have your college experiences as a whole shaped the ways in which you view yourself as a woman? Provide a specific example.
My college experiences have really changed my perception of myself as a woman. Coming into academia, I found myself marginalizing who I was. I tended to speak up less because I was intimidated, and I felt inadequate about my thoughts. However, there are places where I can feel like a leader and make my voice heard, such as LOGOS and especially MSU’s Generation Action. I feel like I can claim space again, and in small ways, I know my voice is important.
Does the work that you do in your academic field relate to themes that are relevant to Women’s History Month, such as gender roles within the community? If so, provide a specific example.
I have been focused on gender issues in literature courses since I started here. Now, I am currently shifting to an Intercultural Communication major. I want to work more closely with organizations that fight for justice for the marginalized members of our system. I will further my pursuits by getting a certificate in Advocacy Writing and continuing to work with organizations like Planned Parenthood.