Celebrating our May 2019 Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

A post curated by Women's Center director, Jess Myers. Last week, the Women's Center celebrated our Returning Women Student Scholars graduating this semester at our pinning ceremony. This event has become a tradition in the Women’s Center as a means to celebrate our continuing and graduating returning women students who are UMBC students 25 years… Continue reading Celebrating our May 2019 Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

Celebrating our Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

A post curated by Women's Center director, Jess Myers. Last week, the Women's Center celebrated our Returning Women Student Scholars graduating this semester at our pinning ceremony. This event has become a tradition in the Women’s Center as a means to celebrate our continuing and graduating returning women students who are UMBC students 25 years… Continue reading Celebrating our Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

Announcing the Women’s Center Scouts!

Girl Scouts. Radical Monarchs. Lumberjanes. Pawnee Goddess. And now… Women’s Center Scouts! Time and time again, Women’s Center staff get the question, “How do you join the Women’s Center?” Our response is “Easy! Come and hang out in our lounge! Come to events. You don’t have to join.” To which we get an “Oh. Okay.”… Continue reading Announcing the Women’s Center Scouts!

Who You Came to Be Along the Way: Celebrating Our Returning Women Student Graduates

“As you journey through life, choose your destinations well, but do not hurry there. You will arrive soon enough. Wander the back roads and forgotten paths, keeping your destination in your heart like the fixed point of a compass. Seek out new voices, strange sights, and ideas foreign to your own. Such things are riches… Continue reading Who You Came to Be Along the Way: Celebrating Our Returning Women Student Graduates

(No Longer) Returning Women Students: The Final Chapter – Graduation!

On the eve of UMBC’s undergraduate commencement, we are thinking of all the graduating seniors out there who finally made it the finish line. Congrats! We’re especially proud of the graduating students we work with through the Returning Women Students Scholars + Affiliates Program and want to shout your success from the rooftops! Since the… Continue reading (No Longer) Returning Women Students: The Final Chapter – Graduation!

Feminist Road Tripping

A reflection written by Women's Center director, Jess Myers, tag-teamed with friend, Priscilla. A few weeks ago, my dear friend, Priscilla, and I headed out on a road trip of a lifetime through Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. And, because we both solidly identify as feminists, this, my friends, was a Feminist Road Trip™. We had… Continue reading Feminist Road Tripping

Women’s March on Washington: We Marched. What’s Next?

A sampling of "what's next" from UMBC community members, curated by Jess Myers, Women's Center Director  Last week, I shared some of my hopes and desired outcomes from the Women's March on Washington. While I was looking forward to marching and being in relationship with other women and people at the march, I was (and am) more… Continue reading Women’s March on Washington: We Marched. What’s Next?

Women’s March on Washington

A reflection from Jess Myers, Women's Center director  Last weekend, I finally decided I would go to the Women’s March on Washington. I’ve been to marches in the past. I drove 18 hours from Baltimore to Ft. Benning, Georgia in my early 20s for the School of Americas protest with a van load of Mercy… Continue reading Women’s March on Washington