Do Better: From A Non-Disabled Person’s Perspective

My hopes are that the following is both a call out and a call in. I am a non-disabled, white, college-educated, young adult and I’ve had a difficult time vouching for myself in many environments such as in the classroom, workforce, and even day to day moments in life. I am among a majority privileged… Continue reading Do Better: From A Non-Disabled Person’s Perspective

When Work Becomes a War Zone

This year, I became one of the many women who leave their jobs because of sexual harassment. I always knew it was something that happened; I just didn't think it would happen to me. I’m not alone; reports have found that 60% of women say they experience "unwanted sexual attention, sexual coercion, sexually crude conduct,… Continue reading When Work Becomes a War Zone

No, I Don’t Want Michelle Obama to be President

Morgan is a senior here at UMBC pursuing a BA in Media and Communications major with minors in English and Cinematic Arts. If she's not working at the Women’s Center you can find her watching Ghost Shark (2013) with her friends.  My title is a lie. If only because I actually want Michelle Obama and her magnificent… Continue reading No, I Don’t Want Michelle Obama to be President

Pointe-ing Towards Change: Inclusive Practices in Ballet

     Alexia Petasis is a student staff member at the Women's Center. Alexia is pursuing an individualized studies degree with a concentration on social justice and dance. She is a co-facilitator for Pop-Culture Pop-Ups. This past year, I went to see the San Francisco Ballet at the Kennedy Center for the premiere of new works… Continue reading Pointe-ing Towards Change: Inclusive Practices in Ballet

Too Busy Being Black

Briscoe Turner is a student staff member at the Women's Center. She is a sophomore Psychology major and Writing minor and a co-facilitator of Women of Color Coalition, a bi-weekly discussion group at the Women's Center.    Author's note: This blog is a reflection of my constantly evolving thought process on how intersectionality unveils itself… Continue reading Too Busy Being Black

Survivorship Looks Different in the Asian American Community

  Samiksha Manjani is a Student Staff member at UMBC's Women’s Center. She is a Political Science and Sociology double-major and is currently a co-facilitator of the Women’s Center’s discussion group, Women of Color Coalition.       As a survivor of sexual violence, I have found myself re-traumatized by the recent events that have happened… Continue reading Survivorship Looks Different in the Asian American Community

Bikes, Haircuts, & Lenses: the Fluidity of Intersectional Feminism

Harini Narayan is a Student Staff member at the Women's Center. She is an MLLI major and is currently a co-facilitator of the Women's Center's discussion groups, Between Women.      The lyrics, “I am woman, hear me roar!,” made history thanks to singer Helen Reddy, lending an amazingly catchy slogan to the movement of… Continue reading Bikes, Haircuts, & Lenses: the Fluidity of Intersectional Feminism

Bodily boundaries or how the world told me I hated affection

A blog written by student staff member Sydney about her journey with understanding bodily boundaries, consent, and the perpetuation of rape culture in society. Including tips about consent in daily life and resources to stay informed and about how to talk to kids and other adults about the issue.   If you would have asked… Continue reading Bodily boundaries or how the world told me I hated affection

Feminist Friendships

Program coordinator Amelia Meman reminisces about her feminist friendships and analyzes how these relationships foster empowerment and powerful networks. This Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center was inspired by feminism’s legacy of collective action. While feminism is very much based in the personal and individual, it is also a movement built through the camaraderie, collective… Continue reading Feminist Friendships