Being Queer Online Now and Then

My own personal digital journey through queerness was facilitated by my deep love of Sailor Moon, about which I collaborated on fanfiction with queer themes, where I explored my understanding of what queer love might be like in conversation with other fans of the show.

My Personal Experience with Being Adopted

Image description: [Photo shows Rachael dressed in black attire, one of the Women's Center interns, smiling in front of one of the UMBC buildings.] Content Note: This post is written by Rachael Joslow, a second-year and student staff at the Women’s Center. I am a transracial adoptee adopted from Vietnam who grew up in Georgia… Continue reading My Personal Experience with Being Adopted

Just let me play my sport: A transgender perspective on the recent transgender sport bans

Ultimate team posing for photo on a jungle gym. The team's jerseys are blue and yellow.

Autumn Cook (they/them) is a senior dual degree recipient in Chemistry and Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies. They are a member of the Women's Center staff team and co-facilitate the Spectrum discussion group which is a space for trans and non-binary community members. We are in the midst of one of the most ruthless and… Continue reading Just let me play my sport: A transgender perspective on the recent transgender sport bans

My Experience as an Undergrad Adult Learner During the Pandemic

This post is written by Sandra (She/Her/Ella pronouns). She is a student staff member and a social work intern completing her field placement at the Women’s Center. Content Note: This blog post will discuss my personal experience as an adult learner student before and during the current pandemic. The content and images shared may not… Continue reading My Experience as an Undergrad Adult Learner During the Pandemic

A Reading Opportunity

Content Note: This post is authored by Jess, the director of the Women's Center. I am a white cisgender queer woman. This post is a reflection about my reading list which is informed by my race, gender, and sexual orientation. Upon reading this, the reading opportunity that presents itself to you may look differently than… Continue reading A Reading Opportunity

Burnt out? Me too.

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.

Science cannot be apolitical: STEM’s serious problems of elitism

Autumn is a senior Meyerhoff Scholar (M29), pursuing a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies dual degree, a member of the Honors College and currently a student staff member at the Women’s Center. I need to make a disclaimer! I think that it is important to know from the… Continue reading Science cannot be apolitical: STEM’s serious problems of elitism