Leah Edmonds

I began my degree at the University of Windsor in the Bachelor of fine arts Acting program with the intention of becoming a professional stage actor. However, over the course of the first three years of my undergrad, I realized that I am far better suited to the vita contemplativa! My passion for the theatre was not rooted in performance itself (in fact, I had always been somewhat averse to being at the centre of attention), but in an infatuation with the questions the medium explores: questions about power and human relationships, performativity and identity, freedom and fate, love and sexuality, and the meaning of suffering and death. Studying philosophy has allowed me to focus on these questions without all the sound and fury. 
 I graduated from University of Windsor in Spring 2020 with a double major in Drama & Philosophy and a minor in English Literature. I look forward to starting my master’s in philosophy at Concordia University in the fall and hope to pursue a PhD after that. A thousand and one thank-you to Dr. Neculau and Dr. Cook for encouraging me to take on a philosophy major and for supporting me along the way.