Nijha is a student from Long Island, NY, majoring in journalism and minoring in Italian, writing, and psychology. She enjoys journaling, writing letters, language learning, reading, and watching movies. On campus, Nijha hosts The Moon Rises Too, a spirituality and self-development podcast run through The Ithacan. Nijha is a Peer Educator for the Center for IDEAS and a member of the BOLD Scholars 5th cohort. Nijha hopes to pursue work in media production, social change, and or counseling.
The ORSL Storytelling Project invites members of IC's campus community to share their religious, spiritual, and secular experiences and identities and how these practices and values shape who they are. The goal of the project is to create channels for conversations around faith, a topic that may feel taboo or controversial in our everyday lives. What makes religion/spirituality a difficult conversation for some of us, and what can we do to support one another in these spaces? Students, staff, and faculty share how they navigate conversations around faith and help explore what can be done to uphold religious/spiritual diversity. Highlights from each conversation will be made into brief profiles and shared on the ORSL website.