Parental Guidance Necessary: Gender Equity in Parental Leave

  Alexia Petasis is a student staff member at the Women’s Center. Alexia is pursuing an individualized studies degree with a concentration on social justice and dance. She is a co-facilitator for Pop-Culture Pop-Ups. Originally with this blog I wanted to to explore the ways in which the gender wage gap could be mitigated by giving… Continue reading Parental Guidance Necessary: Gender Equity in Parental Leave

Take Back the Night 2019 Round-Up

On April 18th 2019, the Women’s Center hosted the seventh annual Take Back the Night at UMBC. The night began with an introduction by the emcees Autumn, Calista and Women’s Center staff members, Samiksha and Morgan. Photo credit: Samiksha Manjani After the introduction was the survivor speak-out. The speak-out is the heart and soul of… Continue reading Take Back the Night 2019 Round-Up

Pointe-ing Towards Change: Inclusive Practices in Ballet

     Alexia Petasis is a student staff member at the Women's Center. Alexia is pursuing an individualized studies degree with a concentration on social justice and dance. She is a co-facilitator for Pop-Culture Pop-Ups. This past year, I went to see the San Francisco Ballet at the Kennedy Center for the premiere of new works… Continue reading Pointe-ing Towards Change: Inclusive Practices in Ballet

Self Care: An Activists Survival Guide

Alexia Petasis is an INDS intern on the Women's Center student staff team. Alexia studies social justice and dance. In the following blog post, she runs through a list of crucial self-care survival strategies for activists.  Every week, the Women’s Center asks a “question of the week” available for anyone to respond to. One week… Continue reading Self Care: An Activists Survival Guide