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.
Image description: shows student, Jane, smiling in front of a UMBC building Positionality Statement: This post is written by Jane DeHitta, an adult learner in her final year at UMBC, who works as a student staff and social work intern at the Women’s Center. I am a first generation Filipino-American student who seeks to be… Continue reading Microaggressions: an attack on belonging and identity ￼
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 post curated by Women's Center director, Jess Myers. Last week, the Women's Center celebrated our Returning Women Student Scholars + Affiliates graduating this semester at our pinning ceremony. While distance learning in a pandemic has disrupted and cancelled many things over the past semester, we weren't going to let this tradition get cancelled! So,… Continue reading Celebrating our May 2020 Returning Women Student Scholar 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
Harley Khaang is a UMBC returning women student and an intern at the Women's Center. She is currently a junior and an INDS student, focusing on earning her degree in Communications Strategy. My first day of school was Groundhog Day. I hadn’t stepped foot on a campus in decades, but there I… Continue reading I Claim Me
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!