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

A Mother’s Day Shout Out (Plus Some Action Items)

This post was written by Women's Center director, Jess Myers as a tribute to our UMBC moms. Special thanks to the moms who provided photos to help curate our Women's Center moms collage. Wishing happy thoughts to all our UMBC moms in your first and hopefully last quarantined Mother's Day!  Self-Care Content Note: There’s lots… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Shout Out (Plus Some Action Items)

Trans Women in Women’s Spaces: A Reflection on the Transition of Privilege and Belonging

Autumn is a junior Meyerhoff Scholar (M29), pursuing a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Gender, Women and  Sexuality Studies dual degree, and currently a student intern at the Women’s Center. Content Note: The content of this blog may be triggering. Topics addressed by this blog include transphobia, menstruation, pregnancy, dysphoria, and gender-confirmation surgery.… Continue reading Trans Women in Women’s Spaces: A Reflection on the Transition of Privilege and Belonging

Introducing… Bri Gumbs, Program Coordinator!

The Women's Center is pleased to introduce Bri Gumbs, pronouns she/her/hers, as our full-time program coordinator and the newest addition to the Women's Center professional staff team! Please help us give the warmest of UMBC welcomes to Bri! Below is a short bio so you can learn a little bit about the newest member of… Continue reading Introducing… Bri Gumbs, Program Coordinator!

Our 2018-19 Women’s Center Student Staff

Another school year, and another group of fantastic, creative, passionate UMBC students lending their talents, strengths, and energy to the Women's Center! Please take a minute or two to read through some short bios below, and hopefully, you'll be able to meet and make friends with each one of these lovely folks working with us… Continue reading Our 2018-19 Women’s Center Student Staff

Women’s Center Student Staff 2017-2018

We are excited to introduce the new Women's Center 2017-18 team! In no particular order . . . Harini Narayan, student staff/Honors College Intern (she/her) My name is Harini Narayan and I'm a freshman in my second semester at UMBC. My majors are Global Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Public Policy. Social justice… Continue reading Women’s Center Student Staff 2017-2018

To my feminist mentor, Megan Tagle Adams

A reflection by Amelia Meman on her feminist mentoring relationship with Assistant Director Megan Tagle Adams. With Megan’s departure from UMBC (today!), I feel the Women’s Center is saying goodbye to a real social justice champion on our campus. Someone who was constantly striving for excellence in our institution. More than this, though, I feel… Continue reading To my feminist mentor, Megan Tagle Adams