Features: Mind the Gap

Consider what can happen when we focus not on the convenient and obvious, but turn our attention instead to the complex and obscure. Consider what can happen when we look at the world through a different lens, one that gives us a new perspective and reveals nuanced shades of gray.

Challenging the familiar and conventional, peering into the shadows and voids, Sarah Lawrence’s critical thinkers strive to understand the complete picture in its fullest context—and respond in an enlightened way. Our community members take every opportunity to connect what has been with what can be, to bridge the gap and create positive change. That’s so Sarah Lawrence.

Direction Forward

Direction Forward

Leveraging an impressive résumé of hard-earned directing credits, feminist Rachel Feldman ’76 draws on that experience to fight for gender equity in Hollywood and address gaps in pay and opportunity.

Suckers, Nobels, and the Sweep of History

Suckers, Nobels, and the Sweep of History

Freelance science writer Jeremiah O’Mahony ’19 catalogs winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, documenting not-so-unexpected patterns and making observations about the glaring holes those patterns expose.

Breaking Glass, Balancing Power

Breaking Glass, Balancing Power

Attorney, playwright, and law professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall MFA ’94 strives to make the ideals of the Constitution a reality for all.

Marked, Unmarked, Remembered

Marked, Unmarked, Remembered

Crisscrossing America with camera in hand, photojournalist Andrew Lichtenstein ’88 reveals new perspectives on historic sites bearing weighty and often traumatic significance—not only sites officially commemorated, but also sites neglected or obscured. In some of these sacred spaces, he captures moments of pilgrimage and rituals of organized memory.

Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

As co-founder and executive director of Kids World Nurseries in the United Arab Emirates, Nyla Khan ’14 brings a passion for progressive education and an entrepreneurial spirit to the challenge of closing the accessibility divide in the UAE and making high-quality schools affordable for all children.