Dear Survivor

This guest post was written by a UMBC community member who has asked to remain anonymous to allow for privacy while sharing this important experience.  ***Content Note: This post contains detailed descriptions of physical threats and sexual violence, and mentions of suicidal ideation. Please practice self-care while reading.***  Dear Survivor, I would like to tell… Continue reading Dear Survivor

Meet the 2016-17 Women’s Center Student Staff!

Get to know this year's team of student staff and interns! Mariana De Matos Medeiros (she/her), Student Intern  Hi! My name is Mariana de Matos Medeiros and I am studying Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies, centering my studies on sexual violence prevention. After my time at UMBC, I hope to find a career in advocacy… Continue reading Meet the 2016-17 Women’s Center Student Staff!

Meet the Spring 2016 Women’s Center Staff!

Get to know the Women's Center's Spring 2016 staff -- including our newest student staff member, Shira! Shira Devorah (she/her) Hi, my name is Shira Devorah. I’m a Gender and Women’s Studies and Psychology double major in my junior year here at UMBC. I’m planning on spending a lot more time in school in order to… Continue reading Meet the Spring 2016 Women’s Center Staff!

Meet the 2015-16 Women’s Center Staff!

Get to know the Women's Center's new team of staff and interns! Meagé Clements (she/her) Hi! My name is Meagé, and I am a new staff member in the Women’s Center. I am currently a senior studying Psychology and Social Work, as well as a member of UMBC’s Honors College. I am a social work intern… Continue reading Meet the 2015-16 Women’s Center Staff!

Women of Color – Telling Our Stories: I’m Not/I Am

We’re proud to announce that the Women’s Center at UMBC and Women of Color Coalition were recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The 2014–15 AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grants, sponsored by Pantene’s Shine Strong campaign, fund student led projects that fight stereotypes and biases.In addition to the… Continue reading Women of Color – Telling Our Stories: I’m Not/I Am

Meet the 2014-15 Women’s Center Staff!

Amelia Meman and Daniel Willey already introduced themselves, so now it’s time to meet the rest of the 2014-15 Women’s Center staff! Bria Hamlet:  Bria! 21. African-American. Ciswoman. Feminist. Blogger. Advocate. College Student. Spirit Animal: Elephant. WoCC Prez. YWOCLC Member. Peer Health Educator. Sexpert. 100% Pro-Choice. Makeup Fanatic. Coffee Drinker. Cat Lover. Just a Lover… Continue reading Meet the 2014-15 Women’s Center Staff!

Valuing women by valuing their friendships

My close friend and roommate, CK, just left on Monday to move back to Europe for the foreseeable future. She and I met several years ago during grad school and have lived together on and off ever since. When people ask about her, my go-to response consists of me horribly singing the title lyric of… Continue reading Valuing women by valuing their friendships

Domestic Violence: Why women stay. A guest post by a Women’s Center community member.

This anonymous guest post was written by a member of the Women's Center community. Yes, this is a very complicated and broad topic for a blog, perhaps not so ideal for a short blog since this topic delves deep inside the psychological interplay of the domestic relationship. However, I’d like to share my two cents,… Continue reading Domestic Violence: Why women stay. A guest post by a Women’s Center community member.