Contributed by: Zenaida Peterson
Sociology professor, Becky Thompson, recently published her book "Survivors on the Yoga Mat," discussing issues of trauma, race and yoga. On Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 she had a book signing at Brookline Booksmith. The event was wonderful, people throughout the Simmons Community as well as yogi's and booklovers filled the basement of the independent bookstore to celebrate Becky Thompson's book and get it signed. Professor Becky Thompson was one of the first professors to take an interest in my academics and like many other professors, she has been a huge part of what has made my Simmons experience exceptional. Professor Thompson has taught many of my sociology courses including Sociological Theory and Working for Social Justice, the latter I became a TA for. She has showed me that my potential is limitless. I am so happy that I chose to come to Simmons to be a part of this incredible network of activists, teachers and friends. Thompson's book signing is an example of many ways that the Simmons community is deeply entrenched in Boston's academic culture.