Treat Yo’self!

Ask any of my friends who know that I’m an avid fan of NBC’s Parks and Recreation and they will tell you that I live by the motto “Treat yo’self!” Not only do I use it as an excuse to splurge on that extra pairs of shoes that I definitely don’t need or to snack… Continue reading Treat Yo’self!

Why Equality Isn’t Fair: A Lesson from Fourth Grade

With much discussion in Women’s Center staff meetings about actively applying our work in the Center as student staff members to other areas of our lives, I have recently been thinking a lot about how my experiences and education in social justice and activism coincide with the various roles and responsibilities I hold outside of… Continue reading Why Equality Isn’t Fair: A Lesson from Fourth Grade

Self-Care: How to Survive Finals Week (and Life in General)

Burnt-out. Stressed. Overwhelmed. Anxious. Tired. Worried. If you talk to any college student during the month of May and ask them how they’re feeling, you’re likely to hear one at least one of these adjectives. (Or perhaps it’s more likely that you already are a college student who knows these emotions very well.) With finals… Continue reading Self-Care: How to Survive Finals Week (and Life in General)

Women’s History Month CWIT Spotlight: Kevin Johnson

March is Women's History Month! Last year's Women's History Month's national theme was Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  The theme honored generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM fields. At UMBC we honored… Continue reading Women’s History Month CWIT Spotlight: Kevin Johnson

Women’s History Month CWIT Spotlight: Lauren Mazzoli

Last year's Women's History Month's national theme was Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  The theme honored generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM fields. At UMBC we honored last year's theme by… Continue reading Women’s History Month CWIT Spotlight: Lauren Mazzoli

A Beginner’s Guide to Privilege

In addition to working at the Women’s Center as a student staff member, I also serve as a Resident Assistant in a first-year residential hall on campus. Recently, my paraprofessional staff and I have been exploring the topic of privilege by participating in meaningful discussions about the different forms that it can take on in… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Privilege

Shopping for a Cure? Why We Should “Re-Think Pink”

After opening up my inbox to an email from a restaurant promoting the sale of bagels in the shape of breast cancer ribbons, I quickly realized that it’s that time of the year again. If you step foot into any grocery store or shopping mall over the next few weeks, you’ll most likely notice an… Continue reading Shopping for a Cure? Why We Should “Re-Think Pink”