Hi, my name is Alison Kronstadt. Ever since I can remember, words have been my way of making sense of the world. No matter where I go, I’ve got a book and a notebook with me – from my hometown in Silver Spring, Maryland to here at Oberlin, and anywhere else. I love nothing more than having fun and then writing about it, which is why I’m so excited to start this blog!
At Oberlin, I like to keep pretty busy. I’m one of the captains of the women’s Ultimate Frisbee B team and the co-president of OSlam!, Oberlin’s slam poetry club and team. On the less leader-y side of things, I make tofu in Keep, teach Spanish a wonderfully chaotic class of 4th graders as part of the SITES program, and, you know, take classes. I’m a Hispanic Studies and Creative Writing double major, so it’s safe to say at any given moment I have about one rainforest’s worth of writing, both others’ and my own, in my backpack.
Whether it’s doing something that I love and have been doing forever (like writing), or something that I have absolutely no experience or talent at (like Frisbee, which I hated passionately before I got here and realized that it was awesome), I’m a big believer in diving in with both feet. I wanted to start this blog to get me to do things I had never done before, and now that it’s started I can’t wait to tell you about all of the crazy things I get up to.
Every day in Colorado, I didn't just meet spectacular people, I met spectacular people who believe what I believe: that arts-related activism isn't frivolous, that it can save and radically transform lives.