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pleasure & joy


Reilly Isler '25

Reilly is a first year student at Middlebury College from South Deerfield, Massachusetts. While she hasn't yet declared a major, she's interested in Environmental Studies with a focus in Environmental Justice, and she's considering pursuing a Global Health Minor. Beyond academics, Reilly's a member of the women's track and field team. She also works at the Feminist Resource Center at Chellis House, and she's an archivist for the Archives of Dissent. Reilly enjoys going to WOMP on Wednesdays, a weekly open mic event, and she enjoys going on hikes with friends. Below are audio recordings from an interview with Reilly on Sunday, May 8, 2022 on the lawn outside of McCullough and a collection of images that bring Reilly joy.

On finding pleasure and joy
00:00 / 01:28
On being the only Black woman, or one of the only Black women, in class
00:00 / 02:23
On being seen and validated
00:00 / 01:00
On meeting friends
00:00 / 00:28
On feeling safe
00:00 / 02:28
On feeling uncomfortable
00:00 / 01:20
On working towards a more pleasurable, joyous, and safe experience at Middlebury
00:00 / 03:32
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