Lauren Garretson


Hampshire College


Hillboro, WV

Academic Concentration: 

Africana Studies & Creative Writing


**Lauren was sponsored through funding from the Ethics and the Common Good Project at Hampshire College.  Lauren Garretson is a third year student at Hampshire College, and also a recipient of the Ethics and Common Good grant. Concentrating in Africana Studies and Creative Writing, Lauren's goals in college are to de-colonize herself and her education while following in a rich tradition of Black womyn writers/activists who create spaces for healing and reflection within her writing, all in preparation for meaningful work and organizing once she's finished in academia. On any normal day, Lauren would describe herself as an enthusiastically pro-Black radical, a champion of the side eye, a fridge-magnet poet, a cat enthusiast and an undercover Grey's Anatomy fan.