Monique will graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2017 with majors in Southern studies and women’s and gender studies.
As part of the Robertson scholarship, Monique is also completing a degree at Duke University in documentary studies. After graduation, Monique will pursue a career in digital storytelling. She aspires to tell stories about the changing American South, women, and the LGBTQ community.
Organizer Laura Bannister says no one should have to leave their community to celebrate Pride. Despite some resistance from the community, the city was overwhelmed by the turnout.