The Dickinsonian

  • January 3The Dickinsonian's new website has officially launched! Stay tuned for new stories and features.

Red Devil of the Week: Taeya Viruet ’20

Back to Article
Back to Article

Red Devil of the Week: Taeya Viruet ’20

Cristian Tineo ’22, Associate Life & Style Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Taeya Viruet ’20 is from Harlem, N.Y. She is a double major in philosophy and Africana studies. In the future, she can see herself starting out with a non-profit, helping troubled youth of color get access to a variety of opportunities and educational resources. 

Taeya is a Feminist Collective facilitator and shared her perspective on the term “feminism.” “Feminism, to me, I think is historically a loaded word, especially for women of color, but as it’s moved out if its third wave, and the meaning of it has evolved… ever since intersectionality was introduced to it…I think I find my place in feminism where it recognizes the intersectionalities of my identity,” she said, “so me being Afro-Latina, me being queer and me being poor… when I speak about feminism or I speak about things surrounding feminism I see that I can have conversations about those things, and for me that’s one of the most liberating things here at Dickinson.” 

If Taeya could have a meal with anyone it would be Sonia Sanchez, a poet and activist who was involved in the Black Arts Movement. “Art for me, as a queer person of color, has mediated a lot of the ways I’ve perceived myself, and its also just been therapeutic. Seeing people being able to express themselves in different ways for me is beautiful,” she said.

She would be happy to see more art around campus. Taeya can envision us at Dickinson reaching out to the Carlisle community and the greater Pennsylvania region, and inviting people of color to exhibit their work around town.  

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

The Dickinsonian strives to provide a forum for lively and respectful discussion among members of the Dickinson College community. We reserve the right to remove any comments that we do not adhere to our community standards.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Red Devil of the Week: Liz Zaragoza ’22

  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Let’s Get Reel: The Princess Switch

  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Fashion Column: Brian Ta ’22

  • Life & Style

    Watching in a Winter Wonderland: Top 10 Winter Movies

  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Caf Review: Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Caf Creation: Cordial Cake

  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Crafting Corner: Five Cookies of Christmas

  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Fashion Column: Sasha Quinlan ’22

  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Professor Spotlight: Sherry Harper-McCombs

  • Red Devil of the Week:  Taeya Viruet ’20

    Life & Style

    Let’s Get Reel: Elite

Navigate Right
The student news site of Dickinson College.
Red Devil of the Week: Taeya Viruet ’20