Amelia Meman, GWST '15, is the Assistant Director of the Women's Center. Amelia uses they/them and she/her pronouns. Burnt out? Me too. This is not a new feeling for me. I have gotten to this same point during other parts of my academic and now professional career. This apex where I thought that if I… Continue reading Burnt out? Me too.
This blogpost was a collaborative effort between all members of the Women's Center staff team. A majority of this post was written by student staff members. Today is Indigenous People’s Day. Some may continue to claim this as “Columbus Day” but to celebrate Columbus is to celebrate colonialism, mass genocide, racism, and the (both historic… Continue reading Land recognition & decolonizing UMBC
The Women's Center is pleased to introduce Bri Gumbs, pronouns she/her/hers, as our full-time program coordinator and the newest addition to the Women's Center professional staff team! Please help us give the warmest of UMBC welcomes to Bri! Below is a short bio so you can learn a little bit about the newest member of… Continue reading Introducing… Bri Gumbs, Program Coordinator!
As we enter into the 2019-2020 school year, we are excited to introduce you to the brilliant, creative, and driven UMBC students working in the Women’s Center! Please take a minute or two to read through some short bios below, and hopefully, you’ll be able to meet and make friends with each one of these… Continue reading Our 2019-2020 Staff!
Amelia Meman, '15, is the program coordinator in the Women's Center. She has worked in the Women's Center as an intern, a student staff member, a volunteer, a part-time coordinator, and now as a full-time staff member. Throughout this tenure, Amelia has attended every Take Back the Night (and is looking forward to attending many… Continue reading Honoring stories/Consuming tragedy: Covering Take Back The Night as a photographer
Over this semester, one of my mantras has been “sit with discomfort.” This has meant sitting without clear or particularly good answers for very desperate, hurt people turning to me for help and support. It’s meant holding space for tense and harmful conversations that I really don’t want to have with students. It has meant feeling inconsolably angry with a best friend. And it’s meant not having a dryer for two months. Nope, none of those things feel good, but being able to slow down and contemplate a state of anxiety has allowed me to reach new levels of knowledge, awareness, and perspective.
Another school year, and another group of fantastic, creative, passionate UMBC students lending their talents, strengths, and energy to the Women's Center! Please take a minute or two to read through some short bios below, and hopefully, you'll be able to meet and make friends with each one of these lovely folks working with us… Continue reading Our 2018-19 Women’s Center Student Staff
Program coordinator Amelia Meman reminisces about her feminist friendships and analyzes how these relationships foster empowerment and powerful networks. This Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center was inspired by feminism’s legacy of collective action. While feminism is very much based in the personal and individual, it is also a movement built through the camaraderie, collective… Continue reading Feminist Friendships