change agent! 

(Photo of Whitney Toftness)

WHITNEY TOFTNESS

Hometown:
River Falls, WI

UW-L Major/Minor:
Philosophy / English, University Honors

Future Goals/Aspirations:
I want to work with children my whole life, I have a passion for babies and toddlers. I also would love to end up teaching a philosophy course at a college or university somewhere, or perhaps just leading a philosophy club at a high school. I love learning and intend to do so for the rest of my life!

Favorite Activity/Hobby:
I love playing with children, reading, and making jewelry, I can't pick a favorite!

Words to Live By:
"Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words 'make' and 'stay' become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free."
-Tom Robbins 'Still Life With Woodpecker'

When I think of Awareness through Performance, I think of...
The absolute feeling of love and peace I come away from the performance with. Each performance I attend opens my eyes further and it feels like I'm learning everything and seeing the awe of humanity once again. I know there are terrible things in this world, but the love and humanity shown through ATP is such an inspiration.

Involvement with ATP has had this impact on me:
I am more conscious of my impact on the world, of my impact on others. I realize and recognize the motives behind things people do and learn to avoid negative situations. I'm so happy to be a part of this team, I'm sure that working within the program will be even better than watching from the audience :D

Return to Performer List