Maddie Fowler is a graduating senior of the class of 2021, who studies a Program II called "Disability Studies and Ethical Mental Health Care." She chose this major after recognizing the need for a humanistic view of disability to fight against discrimination in healthcare.
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Bass Connections team during my first year at Duke
Things I thought I'd finish but never did
Everyday L's of life
still can’t parallel park
strips over my own feet
don’t know how to use apostrophes
On the Bright Side
Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying
Hitch-hiking to a country festival in rural England.
Getting stuck in a Washington DC and finding myself on an unexpected, really fun date.
Making pasta (without a roller) with my dearest friends.
Befriending someone on Easter Island.
Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years
I will always be a worthy and beloved person, even if I failed all my classes.
Interdependence on others is beautiful, not a flaw.
TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed
Things I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume
My personal journey of identity throughout high school and college :)
Keeping up with my photography
My indoor garden
Taking the path I need, even if it takes a little longer!
Quirks that make me who I am
Sometimes takes sarcastic things literally
Small joys in my life
Trying out every single boba tea place in a 20 mile radius
Just being in nature
Moments of silence
Obstacles I have overcome
Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone
Study Abroad in a place where I didn't speak the language
Deciding to design a Disability Studies major in a school with only five classes with the word "disability" in the title
Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight
Leaps of Faith
Life events that have made me stronger
Losing my ability to participate in competitive sports taught me I am more than my talents.
Losing toxic friendships taught me to value and love myself.