In January 2020, I began teaching a course called "How to be Single and Happy" as part of the Honors College's offerings at Hampton University. Eleven very bright, self-aware undergraduates signed on for the courses, and our discussions have been quite stimulating thus far (we switched to an online format in March due to COVID-19). Check out the syllabus for the course. This is what my students had to say about it:
"My mindset was altered as a result of the things taught in this course...Learning about how biased the world is when it comes to singles really made me adjust my thinking. Many people (not everyone) in the world are so programmed to think that everything revolves around marriage and relationships, that they do not take the time to get to thoroughly know themselves and how/if they can function 'alone'." - Kyah H.
"This course was worthwhile...I am finishing my first half of undergrad with a new outlook on life. I am more aware of my singlehood and confidently stepping into my identity as a single person." - Khyla T.
"This is a great course that encourages embracing one’s singlehood and learning about the negative views on singlehood so that one can be aware of them and work toward figuring out ways to change them." - Myonna P.
"Dr. Wynne’s course opened my eyes to an aspect of relationships I never thought of. Previously, I assumed most people who never married gave up on finding the right person. A lot of the time remaining single is an intentional choice." - Maya P.
I will plan on offering a free seminar soon, where we will cover the following: - The pervasiveness of singlism and matrimania - How to be critical of direct and subliminal message that promote romance and marriage as the solution to all problems - Practical strategies you can use to embrace your singlehood - How to advocate for singles' rights in various settings
Any class you take with me will empower you to make positive changes in your life, whether you stay single or couple up. I share strategies that have worked in my own life, and help you develop ones specific to you.