Wish I Had Known: A Panel of Advice to Freshmen

Though the Wick’s mission evolves to be more inclusive of a multiplicity of gender identities, we find nonetheless crucial the existence of spaces that are safe for women to discuss those issues that are most prominent in their lives. By inviting upperclasswomen to share their unique stories and offer individualized viewpoints on those issues relevant to Sewanee women, the Wick hopes to help those women who are newer to the Sewanee community identify with older women who have experience with particular, gendered issues in- and outside Sewanee. We hope that the gap between upperclass- and freshwomen will be bridged by the power of identification with issues that are specific to women and to Sewanee, promoting a greater sense of general female solidarity in our community.