You made your resignation public last week. As your students, we want to tell you that we will miss you and to thank you for the huge effect you have had on us during our time at Goldsmiths.
You made the institution a place that felt like it had space for us. You made us feel differently about the institution, and what was possible inside of it. You saw the things that we came up against – the institutional walls – and you worked alongside us to push back against them. It was this pushing that created space that we hadn’t thought was possible. Thank you for your support in our feminist plots, in lending your feminist arms to ours.
We could not have asked for a better teacher and mentor.
We know that sometimes there are feminist reasons to leave institutions. We are sad to lose you, but we also know that this was a positive decision for you. We are looking forward to seeing where this departure leads you, and to reading what you write next.
Your feminist courage, as always, is inspiring.
Mijke Van Der Drift