Meet a PC: Isabella Bird-Muñoz ’18

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Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Isabella Bird-Muñoz, ’17.  Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806.

1. Cats or Dogs?

Cats. I love dogs, but I grew up with cats so I’m biased. Every time I see a cat I just have this visceral reaction where I’m like, “I must love you.”

2. What was the last thing that made you want to scream?

Ok, so just today my friend and I were taking a Buzzfeed Quiz that was like, “Get an 8/10 on this quiz and you’re a genius”, and we kept getting the answers wrong [even when they were obviously right], and then we realized that the “correct” answer to every question was “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell”, and we were so infuriated. But then again, it was also nice because like, it made us feel smart.

3. Movie that changed you?

Moonlight. Moonlight destroyed me and then rebuilt me and then destroyed me again. I saw it twice, so I’m currently in the process of rebuilding the second time. The storytelling was incredibly beautiful and nuanced, and at the same time it was able to provide representation for groups that we rarely see in media. The story was based on what life is like for a queer person-of-color and also provides representation for Afro-Cuban people, which was exciting for me to see as I’m Puerto-Rican.

4. Beethoven, Beyonce, or The Beatles?

Beyonce. Not only because she is amazing, but because she is currently carrying more black people in her stomach than there are in the US government.

5. Sweet or Salty?

Oooh for food or for my personality? I guess for my personality I would have to say sweet, because it’s pretty hard to get me angry. Unless it’s about something political, then it’s very easy to get me angry. And salty for food. Just because when I am eating something sweet, I always feel like I need to cut it with something salty, plus I love a good chip.

6. What made you want to become a PC?

I became a PC because I personally benefitted from program before I joined. I was struggling with some emotional stuff when I was an underclassman and when I reached out to the PCs I found it was a really valuable resource for me. I think it’s really nice because you have this opportunity to try make whoever’s calling understand that what they’re experiencing is important and is unique to them, but also that they can get support and they aren’t alone.

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