Fearless: Martha Hagerty

Martha R. Hagerty, Gettysburg College

Surge is a student blog at Gettysburg College where systemic issues of justice matter. Posts are originally published at Through stories and reflection, these blog entries relate personal experiences to larger issues of equity, demonstrating that –isms are structural problems, not actions defined by individual prejudice. We intend to popularize justice, helping each other to recognize our biases and unlearn the untruths.


In celebration of ALLies week on campus and in support of all those coming out nationwide today, we feature the fearless Martha Hagerty ’15, a remarkable young woman helping to create new Safe Zone policies for the LGBTQ community on campus, raise awareness about LGBTQ problems, pride, and resources, and challenge her peers to move past passive tolerance and into informed action. [excerpt]