I really have no clue. I think pretty much everything I've ever done was to prove to others/myself that I *could* do it. So for example, I like law school, and I'm interested in justice and ideas of justice. I like imagining that one day I'll be in a position where I'll actually be able to help people (through my education - or in some other way). Now that being said, I can't say I'm passionate about the law. Maybe I am? I don't really think so though. I'm passionate about family? I love family. Hmmm.
I am passionate about serving people through storytelling. I believe everyone has a story and I enjoy helping others share theirs. I'm fascinated by how stories can bring people together, build community, empower, inspire, and uplift causes.
My passion is music -- playing, recording, and collecting music. I am particularly passionate about experimenting with sounds to create noises that are unidentifiable as traditional instruments. I believe that harsher sounds can be a powerful medium by which we communicate reality in more genuine way.
I am passionate about justice and economic equity. I like understanding the roots of injustice, especially by learning about history. I especially like thinking about ways to address injustice and inequity.
I am passionate about genuine empathy and kindness. I've learned that empathy isn't always innate or automatic; it's something that you have to work at, consciously and repeatedly. But, when you're able to see the world through someone else's eyes--or at least when you try your very best to--you can be genuinely kind.
I am passionate about living as an honest person, raising children, and bettering myself amongst others. While there is a system that I am part of, I find it to just be the confines within which I must work not a defining feature. The trial and more specifically the jury trial, I find, is merely a confine not a defining feature of who we are.
My non-legal passion is my family and my community. My legal passions center around racial injustice in the American criminal legal system, including the treatment of black and brown people both in and out of the system, the disenfranchisement of voters based on criminal history, and the conditions of incarceration. I am also passionate about education and access to quality education, particularly for young people of color.
I am passionate about decarceral work overall, but I have also been involved in work with incarcerated people and on prison policy for years while simultaneously pursuing that greater goal. I taught incarcerated teenagers for a few years and then worked with adults who were being sexually abused in custody. Our criminal justice system lands people in these circumstances, so I am also passionate about deconstructing, or somehow improving, that system. I am also interested in corrections oversight for similar reasons.
My passion is fighting for and working towards racial justice and participating in / helping to build communities guided by love and compassion. I decided to go to law school because I saw the law as an avenue for addressing racial and economic disparities that I saw all around me growing up in New York City.
My passion is knowledge. I believe there is power in knowing and having some sort of mastery of the world around you. It is for that reason, majority of media and mis-information campaigns work so hard to keep people ignorant and unaware. I enjoy learning about societies, nature, planetary systems and how humans function individually and in a group.
I love learning; I am passionate about thinking deeply and critically. I am also passionate about self-improvement. Learning and improving are interconnected concepts that facilitate each other in a positive feedback cycle that I love.
I fell passionate about various aspects of my life. I want my life and my career to matter in the sense that I want to help people and make the world a better place. I feel an intense sense of responsibility when it comes to the current state of affairs of this nation and feel passionately about making this a better place for different people to live and thrive. I also care deeply about my family, specifically my partner and my cat.
“Helping people” but through a revolutionary/abolitionist/Pro-Black framework. It’s not enough to amass privilege, resources, and access to not be deliberate and intentional about the way we’re helping folks.
I am most passionate about discovering what it means to live well. In doing so, I hope to create my own value, experience as much of life as I can, and gain wisdom in the process. I am trying to reconcile this somewhat abstract answer with the goals and aspirations of this course's subject matter, and hope to engage the material on a deeper level than simply what is helpful for my career.
Delivering narratives (orally or in writing) that allow (and hopefully persuade) my audience to see nuance rather than adopt a purely partisan stance. As part of that pursuit, I am deeply interested in studying and understanding how it is we come to hold the beliefs we do.
I am passionate about happiness. I want to exist in a space, and want everyone to exist in a world, where they can be happy. This means that personally, I am very committed to family and friends, and to activity – being active is what makes me happy. In my work & studies, this means I am committed to others being educated, economically free, to existing in communities that are safe and enjoyable to them, and to having dignity in relation to the law.
I am passionate about an abolitionist, anti-capitalist future built upon a collective effort for communal healing. I am passionate about a future where my family can exist in a world where they do not have to sacrifice their wellbeing for the sake of capitalist models of productivity. A world where they are able to explore every facet of what makes them happy, safe, and full with abundance. I am passionate about listening, about radical vulnerability, and about compassion. The idea of creating spaces where we feel collective energy to support one another, to support our communities, to support complete strangers.
My passion is being able to continue to grow in the areas that I'm interested in. Whether that be law, sports, or true crime documentaries, I like to feel like I am expanding my knowledge and interest level every time I participate in one of those activities. Realizing I know more than I did before is something I chase and brings me joy.
My passion is to make a difference in our world. The methodology as to how I think I can do this continues to evolve. At the end of the day, I want to know that I did something to make it a better place. While the law has many flaws, it also has avenues of change.
My passion is making the world a better place--countering injustices and helping others live comfortably in an unbalanced world. This means doing my part in the deconstruction of norms and speaking out for the voiceless.
I am not entirely sure, but My passion is music and art and the way in which it tells collective stories. Its ability to transform and connect people at once. I am also passionate about family and what that means to me, and the ability for Black people to live full and complete lives in all aspects and unmitigated joy.
Generally, I am passionate about using my abilities, experiences, and knowledge to help other, less able persons. This could be through direct or legislative impact. I am also passionate about family, friends, and exploring.
"Passion" has always been something I've struggled with, as it's been long imparted to me that passion is a privilege, a luxury not all are given. I'm not sure this is the right approach. As to things I know I'm passionate about — a question with a little less pressure — I would say I'm passionate about history and learning from our past.
My passion is storytelling because of the impact it has had on me through film, narrative, law. I have learned and felt so much through stories. And making someone feel something, see something, whether it is in a legal or creative sense, gives me great fulfillment. It is one of the reasons I chose this class - both because of the stories we tell ourselves about juries and those we tell to juries.