The Women’s Center at UMBC turns 25 this year! We’re excited to share our important milestone with UMBC’s 50th Anniversary and will be celebrating throughout the year with the rest of campus! We were inspired by Special Collections archival project Archives Gold: 50 Objects for UMBC’s 50th and decided to do our own digging into… Continue reading Women’s Center 25 Then vs. Now: The Clothesline Project
The Women’s Center at UMBC turns 25 this year! We’re excited to share our important milestone with UMBC’s 50th Anniversary and will be celebrating throughout the year with the rest of campus! We were inspired by Special Collections archival project Archives Gold: 50 Objects for UMBC’s 50th and decided to do our own digging into… Continue reading Women’s Center 25 Then vs. Now: Our Anniversary Celebrations!
A reflection by student staff member Shira Devorah By now, many of us have heard of that Pepsi ad with Kendall Jenner appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement. Immediately after the ad debuted, the internet blew up in opposition to it. Activists were not complacent with the whitewashed, safe, and commercialized rip-off of Black Lives… Continue reading Co-Opting the Message: How Companies Are Not Our Friends
The Women’s Center ended our spring roundtable series on a high note last Thursday with Women in Activism. If you weren’t able to join us for our lively discussion, here’s a short round-up of what you missed! This semester’s roundtable series focused on the ways that women are made invisible and silenced within certain spaces.… Continue reading Women in Activism: a Roundtable Round-Up
a short reflection by Shira Devorah, Women's Center student staff member This semester has only just begun, and I’m already feeling pretty anxious. Granted, I’m usually pretty anxious - but this feels different. If you’ve been following the news recently, you may understand. For many marginalized groups, it’s hard to feel stable right now.… Continue reading Balancing School, Anxiety and Activism in Tumultuous Times
A blog reflection by Women's Center student staff member Shira Devorah So I really love to talk about sex. It’s probably my favorite topic ever. I used to work for peer health education and with the sexual health committee at UHS here on campus. I’m considering becoming a therapist focusing on sex and relationships within… Continue reading Am I Sex Positive?
The Women’s Center’s Roundtable series is underway! On October 20th, we hosted the second of our three-part roundtable “Our Bodies, Ourselves” series. Queer (De)Coded focused on women and queer coding, deconstructing how women and femme individuals utilize and present their bodies in order to appear more or less queer. Queer coding is when individuals hint… Continue reading Queer (De)Coded, a Roundtable Roundup
The Women’s Center has officially kicked off our roundtable series for the fall semester! We call this series Our Bodies, Ourselves, specifically focusing on personal embodiment and the intersections of identity that come along with existing as a body. This event, specifically called Beauty Embodied, introduced the semester-long discussion of diverse embodied experiences. Beginning… Continue reading Beauty Embodied Resources Round-up
A short reflection by student staff member Shira Devorah ( She/Her or They/Them) I really love queer media. I've probably watched most of the movies in the "Gay and Lesbian" category on Netflix, as long as they didn't look too dull or exploitative. There are some really fantastic and challenging shows and movies available at… Continue reading Queering Your Queue
A short reflection by Shira Devorah, Women's Center student staff. I bought my own copy of Dirty River (even though the Women's Center has a copy you can loan now thanks to the UMBC's LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association recent donation), and I'm really glad that I did. I got to underline the poetry and the words that… Continue reading Dirty River – A Book Review