Rational Creatures

We are a group of Women's and Gender Studies students at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington and we created this Tumblr to share with the interwebs our culminating project.

Inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," we rational creatures will share with you our work, our experiences and our musings.

Please enjoy and if you feel the need to reach out, send us fan mail, tell us how silly we are you can do all of that by emailing us at: rationalcreaturesmedia@gmail.com

Have a splendid time poking around this here tumblr and thanks for stopping by!

Princess, The House of Matthew Transitional Services

I currently intern at The House of Matthew Transitional Services (HOM) in downtown Tacoma. HOM provides housing for homeless men, resource referrals to individuals facing hard times, and Life Skills and Job Readiness Workshops for those seeking to improve their circumstances. I chose to fulfill my internship requirement here for several reasons:

 1. The President and CEO are both African American women that know the term “intersectionality” as more than just a buzzword. They live and breathe that experience.

 2. As stated in my biography, the notion of being a humanitarian is all about doing for me. Here, in an environment that allows me to live and be physically useful, this doctrine comes to life for me.

 3. In my mind, there is no better way to invest in a community, than to invest time in helping and getting to know its inhabitants.

Overall, I hope to navigate the nonprofit world with a little jewel in my pocket: the experience of working as an intern at HOM. The relationships that I have formed through this experience and the planning I have been privileged to be a part of have been amazing!