When I began my research for this site I was overwhelmed
to say the least. I did not realize the complexity of the whole.
As I naively conceived it, the Womens Studies department
had been a simple progression. I had no understanding of the struggle
involved for it to come to fruition. I became conscious of the
fact that what I had taken for granted had been almost lost. As
I delved deeper into archives accessing materials to be presented,
I found myself becoming entrenched in the struggle. What had been
preserved and what had not was no longer my only interest.
As I now realize with my journey through this period,
I have not only gained a deeper appreciation for a department,
which I truly love. I finally comprehend how feminism must look
back on its past to see where it has come from to reinstate
itself into the future, to become what it can be.
-site designer and visual researcher