Aaron Barksdale

Aaron Barksdale
  • Class of 2013
  • Hometown: Springfield, VA
  • Major(s): English / Minor: Art & Art History
  • Archived Blogger

About Aaron Barksdale

While at William & Mary I learned more about identity and diversity. I volunteered in an educational program with the Center for Student Diversity, facilitating conversations that put our community into perspective, Similarly, as an intern at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, I engaged with professors, art historians, and art educators in conversations about sociocultural identities and art. Also, working in the New Student Orientation Program and the Office of Undergraduate Admission further integrated my interests in community building and creativity. My love for diversity and art led me from William & Mary to Teachers College, Columbia University, and are now my inspiration for learning how to teach others of education affirming qualities in art.

Posts by Aaron Barksdale

I Get Around

Imagine gliding down the hills of Williamsburg, winding back and forth on the brick paths or carving out the smooth pavement. The wind is

Listen to You Heart; You will Understand

While walking past the ISC (Integrated Science Center) on campus I saw this calligraphic quote scrawled on the walls: “I <3 Grandmother Willow,” and