Meet Our Summer Interns

Causeway
Jun 4 · 2 min read

Meet Simone.

What is your role at Causeway?
I’m the Programs Intern for the summer.

Who inspires you?
I suppose any woman of color from the 60s and 70s. I appreciate the fact that I’m able to freely (well, for the most part) wear my hair the way that I want to now, but someone had to pave the way in a time when it wasn’t acceptable to look and be who you are at all. So people like my grandmother who were actively a part of the “Black is Beautiful” movement (and even movements that weren’t named) simply by believing that their black is beautiful and refusing to be confined by the standards of society are very inspiring to me.

What is the most influential book you’ve ever read?
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

What are 3 interesting facts about you?

  • I’m vegan, but only because my body decided that it was time.
  • I have a rabbit named Hazel.
  • My friends like to joke that Hazel and I have the same diet.

Meet Kayla.

What is your role at Causeway?
I’m the Graphic Design Intern for the summer.

Who inspires you?
The people that have been the most influential to me have been Angela Davis, bell hooks, and Stuart Hall. Most of my work and passion centers around race and gender, and reading critical works from these activists/theorists has been incredibly influential not only to my practice as a graphic designer, but to the way that I think about the world on a day-to-day basis. I think that acknowledging and breaking down the way that the intersections of our identities affects our lived experiences on a day-to-day basis is crucial to creating any kind of change in the world.

What is the most influential book you’ve ever read?
Feminism Is For Everyone by bell hooks.

What are 3 interesting facts about you?

  • I’ve been really into video games since I was 4 years old.
  • I’m a huge fan of horror movies.
  • I had a pet goldfish named Charlie.

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