An Introduction | Into Wild Places
Alexandria Taylor: An Introduction
Hello there! Welcome to Into Wild Places, my hub for accessible and empowering educational content!
I am a Portland-based graduate student working on my Master's in Teaching. When I am not working in the classroom, my passion projects reside online with creating networks to empower digital creators.
Since 2012, I have been making YouTube content, which has been fundamental to my personal growth, community development, and the creation of my current projects: FemTube and Disabilities on YouTube . These projects focus on representation and inclusivity for creators in digital and interpersonal spaces, and have led to fantastic speaking engagements with VidCon US, as well as working with them as their Disability Advisor.
Before YouTube however, I began my online identity as a blogger, so returning to this format is like coming home after some time. This time, however, it will be a space for good.
Into Wild Places encompasses not only my identity, but my teaching philosophy. I am an activist, a creator, and an educator, constantly treading into new spaces with reckless abandon and nearly visceral passion. Therefore, it feels seamlessly with my teaching philosophy. Everyday in the classroom is new, and that is but one reason why education has appealed to me since my youth. Educational spaces are consistently evolving, dynamic, and active. For me, Into Wild Places is a summation of the identity and mindset I plan to have moving forward.
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