Identity is foundational to finding oneself and navigating the social world. Four members of the Pepperdine community share moments that shaped their understanding of their own personal identities.
Photo by Megan Williams The question “Where are you from?” seems fairly straightforward for most people. It’s usually answered with the name of a city, a state or a country, with little thought or worry for how to reply. For Communication Professor Diana Martinez, however, answering that question is not so easy. She immigrated to […]
The Melanated Muckraker — hosted by Anitiz Muonagolu and Emily Shaw —explores the complexities of race and cultures and the impact these have on our lives by sharing the stories and experiences of BIPOC.
Even during unprecedented times like these, we need to have conversations around LGBTQ+ issues and get back to the simple truth — we are all human.
Feminism has historically excluded women of color, who face compounded discrimination due to their complex identities.
To discover your “why,” be still.
Photos by Callie Mechelke Freshman Natalia Escobedo prefers to worship in Spanish. Junior Ikechukwu Egwuonwu likes Nigerian Gospel music. Senior Anna Renfro enjoys traditional Christian hymns. Everyone worships differently. Worship isn’t just white, isn’t just Western, as scholars said some presume. Worship is colorful, global and shaped by all identities. “We need to realize that […]
Photo by Kayla Lee In 2017, we have seen the world twist and bend in ways that many thought not possible. We have been forced to reckon with ideas of inequality, stereotypes, racism and identity. These issues have steered the country’s conversations shaping our political and social climate. I came to Pepperdine seeking not only […]
Photos courtesy of Tara Jenkins Senior Tara Jenkins is putting her Theatre and Media Production major into action by taking on her own documentary project about Pepperdine students’ different experiences and how their identities tie into their school life. “I am filming a documentary about identity at Pepperdine,” Jenkins said. “It explores how people separate […]
Photo by Chad Jimenez “My family influences me because they have been there for me since day one and they always support me and motivate me to do what I love. My friends and family are what really defines me. I like to be really intentional with every relationship that I have rather than just […]