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Numen Lumen l Elle Fiedler '22 l 2/24/2022

Elle Fiedler shares her experience with daydreaming and how her moments as an undergraduate student have allowed her to find new dreams to follow even amidst difficult experiences. She encourages us all to return to the day dreams of our youth and realize the space there is still left for our dreams.

Content warning: Elle's talk contains experiences with sexual violence. No explicit details are given. If you are in need of support, please contact Safeline (336.278.3333) or click here for more resources from Elon's Gender and LGBTQIA Center.

Ellen Fiedler, affectionately known as Elle by her TC family, is a senior Human Service Studies major from Apex, North Carolina. She has been involved at the Truitt Center since her first year at Elon as both an Office Assistant and an Intern. She is also a Gender-Based Violence Prevention Peer Educator with the GLC, and she plans to go into the field of gender-based violence prevention after graduation. Ellen loves discovering new music, going on Cookout runs with friends, and watching ridiculous reality TV shows with her roommate.


Our Numen Lumen theme this year invites speakers and musicians to ponder the idea of dreaming. “Dreaming” will push our community to traverse the passive and active forms that dreaming takes in our lives. Speakers will explore the literal and figurative series of images, ideas, sensations, and emotions in the mind and through their work.

We ask speakers to ponder where reality and dreaming meet, what form dreaming takes in their everyday lives, and how dreaming directs their pathway. Can dreaming be a productive form of activism? Is dreaming strictly forward-thinking, or can it exist without time restraints? Is dreaming simply an involuntary experience? How may dreaming be dangerous, or irresponsible in the face of real-world issues? Or, where can it be a useful instrument? What are the burdens of dreaming? What or who makes you dream?

We encourage you to share your thoughts and responses to our speaker in the comment section below!

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