Why do you do this Anti-Violence work?
There is so much in our society that can be changed with the help of proper education, advocacy work, and appropriate resources. Being a part of that process is an indescribable privilege.
What would you like to learn your first year on your new job?
I would just like to be a sponge and soak in all of the information that I can.
What is the latest book you have read and would you recommend it?
Gender, Sex, and Politics. It is a great compilation of essays that address various aspects of sex and our society. From the policing of bodies to how media effects our views of sex/sexuality, it has a lot of great opinions that can start really interesting conversations.
If you were a vegetable what would you be? Why?
I think I would compare myself to beans. They are so versatile; not only are they vegetables, but also protein and there are so many types of beans. I like to think of myself as an open-minded person who is able to adapt to many different situations. And I have obtained many skills, experiences, and personality traits that I value.
If you had one box for all your stuff, what would you put in it?
My experiences, my girlfriend (Jaz), and my laptop.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
The Discovery: The Search of Finding One’s Self
What are the 3 things you love about Virginia?
- The family I have here.
- The friends I’ve made here.
- And the experiences I’ve had here.
Lastly, what excites you most about your new job at the Action Alliance?
I’m excited to be able to have the opportunity to help. Everyday I step into the office, I know I’m going in with a purpose. Even if not directly, what I do in that office will somehow be beneficial to someone.
Ki’ara Montgomery is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University with plans to graduate in May 2017. She is obtaining a bachelor’s degree in public relations, and minors in business and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. While in school, she has had opportunities with VCU AmeriCorps, Culture4MyKids, VCU School of Education, and the Richmond Raiders. She is currently interning with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance with focuses in development, policy, and communication.
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