So, your fave has been accused of sexual assault.

 Kaitlyn Kylus (She/Her) Kaitlyn is a senior Social Work major and is a student staff member at the Women’s Center Content Warning: Sexual Assault  A note on the word survivor: I will be using the words “survivor”, “victim”, and “accuser” interchangeably in this post. It is always up to the person affected to decide how… Continue reading So, your fave has been accused of sexual assault.

Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Honoring + Believing Survivors’ Stories (Week 3) Round-Up

In the absence of physical space to learn, create, and come together, the Women’s Center is taking Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2020 online. Each week during April, we will focus on a specific topic/theme as it relates to sexual violence awareness and prevention (see image below). Together, via out social media platforms like Facebook,… Continue reading Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Honoring + Believing Survivors’ Stories (Week 3) Round-Up

Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Deconstructing Rape Myths and Narratives (Week 2) Round-Up

In the absence of physical space to learn, create, and come together, the Women’s Center is taking Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2020 online. Each week during April, we will focus on a specific topic/theme as it relates to sexual violence awareness and prevention (see image below). Together, via out social media platforms like Facebook,Twitter,… Continue reading Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Deconstructing Rape Myths and Narratives (Week 2) Round-Up

Take Back the Night 2019 Round-Up

On April 18th 2019, the Women’s Center hosted the seventh annual Take Back the Night at UMBC. The night began with an introduction by the emcees Autumn, Calista and Women’s Center staff members, Samiksha and Morgan. Photo credit: Samiksha Manjani After the introduction was the survivor speak-out. The speak-out is the heart and soul of… Continue reading Take Back the Night 2019 Round-Up

Honoring stories/Consuming tragedy: Covering Take Back The Night as a photographer

Amelia Meman, '15, is the program coordinator in the Women's Center. She has worked in the Women's Center as an intern, a student staff member, a volunteer, a part-time coordinator, and now as a full-time staff member. Throughout this tenure, Amelia has attended every Take Back the Night (and is looking forward to attending many… Continue reading Honoring stories/Consuming tragedy: Covering Take Back The Night as a photographer

Supporting survivors past April

This past April was our most powerful yet. In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women's Center coordinated the annual Take Back the Night event, which 265 UMBC community members attended (click here for a photo round-up). The Clothesline Project reached another 183 people, and 10 new shirts were created by survivors of interpersonal violence.… Continue reading Supporting survivors past April