Bringing brownies has made Athena the student workers’ favorite library supervisor. But Athena soon learns that while the students may like her brownies, they don’t always respect their supervisor. This week, one of her students challenges her to a…knitting contest?
About the Sunoikisis’ Action Athena Webcomic Series:
“Action Athena” is created and drawn by Athena Currier. Each week the series features a re-imagination of Athena myths–and influenced by a bit of her own life experiences. On her ideas behind the series, Athena comments:
“As a recent college graduate, I have already found myself laughing (often with irony) at the ways a liberal arts degree plays out in the post-college “real world.” I’ve been working as both a barista, and an evening supervisor at the Carleton College Library. There are times when my Hampshire College degree, with its emphasis on equality and social justice, feels like a burden, or something that has little place in my current day-to-day life (for example: a sexist boss I’m afraid to talk back to for fear of losing my job, customers who call me “sweetheart,” customers who assume I’m a dumb townie who never went to college, etc.). Sometimes I wonder about the wisdom (eh? Goddess Athena?) of getting this kind of a degree at all: wouldn’t I have better off just studying medicine, or computer science or something? And yet I am very grateful for my degree, and for being the liberal arts/humanities/artist kind of person I am.”
About Athena: Athena Currier enjoys eavesdropping, note taking, and panning YouTube for gold. She is a staunch defender of bad taste. She grew up in Northfield, Minnesota (the town where Jesse James could not rob the bank), and received a B.A. from Hampshire College (which is actually in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire). Her webcomic, Action Athena, updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Visit her website at www.actionathena.com