Hi everyone! My name is Tanesha Ferguson, and I’m the Women’s Power Space’s first summer intern. I’m currently a rising senior at Vassar College with a major in Sociology and unofficial correlates in Math and Dance. I’m originally from Miami, Florida even though my family now lives in Georgia. My summer theme song is “Yoga” by Janelle Monae.
I wanted to spend my summer working with a women’s empowerment program because I wanted to have a more active part in that work. I wanted to be in a space where I was able to focus on the intersections on my race/ethnicity and my.gender. I mostly also wanted to work with WPS because I wanted to be a part of a space where I could do my own self work. I was really attracted to the word healing on WPS’s website, and I really wanted to spend my summer healing from a hectic and challenging junior year. WPS seemed like a great fit.
I hope that WPS will further prepare me for the “real” world after graduation. I want to be further prepare me intellectually and emotionally. Although, WPS allows me to focus on my own emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being while also lending a helping hand to other women of color who are looking to do the same. My main project for this summer will be to coordinate a Yogis of Color Portrait, which provides a series of yoga workshops for women of color at different locations in Poughkeepsie. We will also display images of these wonderful women in their yoga poses. I’m very excited to work on this project this year and to get acquainted with Poughkeepsie!