Princess Rahman '18 is a junior and Ancient History major at the University of Pennsylvania and plans to pursue a medical degree, possibly in psychiatry. Through her academic work, and leadership and volunteer work, she has become passionate about access to healthy food as a social determinant of health. She is an urban farmer at The Sankofa Farm Community at Bartram's Garden and works to increase the sustainability and health of communities in Southwest Philadelphia. Princess gardens, grows, builds, and teaches as part of her work. She also founded her own YouTube Channel Grow Through It to raise awareness.
Princess' visit with the class built on their studies of food security and justice and encouraged students to think deeper about the terms, as well as analyze the intersections of race, class, and age on food access.
Thank you Princess for sharing your time with us and reminding us what it means to live a social awareness which impels to action.