Scotlight: Grace Robinson

Aspen Rush





Introduce yourself!

I’m Grace Robinson. I’m a psychology and philosophy double major. I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and I’m a senior.

What are you involved with on campus?

I play the cello and I’m a member of the Wooster Symphony Orchestra. I am also in a number of ensemble groups on campus. I’m an on-and-off stick and poke tattoo artist. I’m also the President of the Philosophy Honor Society.

What has been your favorite memory at Wooster?

Party on the Green in 2019 with Soccer Mommy. It was a really nice night and I was able to spend it with people I love. Also, Soccer Mommy is fucking awesome.

Tell me a little bit about how the role music has had in your time here?

It’s allowed me to do something I didn’t think I would be able to do at Wooster. I’ve been playing since I was five, but I knew I didn’t want to pursue cello as a career. It’s been really cool to take lessons and teach lessons.

That’s so cool! Where do you teach lessons?

I teach kids from 10-16ish private lessons and it’s been a cool way to get outside of the Wooster bubble and interact with people outside of 20-something liberal arts students. There’s a lot less corduroy in the outside world.
How did you end up a stick-and-poke tattoo artist?

It started with a kit I bought on my ex-boyfriend’s Amazon because I didn’t want my moms to find out. It was a spontaneous COVID decision due to antsy-ness. It gave me a semblance of control during COVID. I started by poking myself at home. When I came back to campus for the spring semester, I started poking other people. It was a cool way to get to know other people I wouldn’t have otherwise met like Editor-in-Chief and budding hairstylist Aspen Rush.

What is your IS about?

The title is the most pretentious sounding title in the entire world: “Dichomous Logic and the Failings of Girlboss Feminism: Muliticplicity Beyond Man’s Episteme” In short, it’s basically decolonial feminist philosophy heavily inspired by research my advisor Dr. Lee McBride has done.

Who would you say has been most impactful to your time at wooster?

The philosophy department as a whole has been very important to me. I never thought philosophy was something I would do. They were so supportive and interested in hearing what I had to say. They made me see philosophy as something more than an armchair/detached discipline; shapes the way that we think and act. There’s just cool people…well, for the most part. The faculty is all great.

What advice would you have for underclassmen?

Make sure that you’re being present. There is an ethos that Wooster students have of doing something all of the time. I’m trying to enjoy the fact that I get to be here and surrounded by really incredible people.