Looking back on the summer, I cannot believe how quickly my practicum flew by. As the first week of school came to a close on August 14th, so did my practicum at NARAL Pro-Choice NC. The last week of my practicum was a busy one, as I began to acclimate to my new classes while finishing up my projects from the summer. Although my summer was mostly spent sitting behind a desk, I am really excited about the work I was able to accomplish.
Throughout my practicum, I examined the communication strategies implemented by crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), also known as fake clinics, and researched the manipulation tactics they use. I was also able to interview a variety of stakeholders in order to better understand their perspectives and priorities on repro health and justice. All of my practicum work was sprinkled with fun activities, including exploring the beautiful NC outdoors, trying some new DIY projects, and teaching parking lot workout classes at Threehouse Studios in Durham. I was able to take a short trip to the Outer Banks, hike some new destinations, and find new places to sweat outdoors.