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

Adding Red to the Nigerian Flag

https://womenscenteratumbc.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_2123.jpg Arifat (she/her) is a Senior Political Science and Social Work major, and a women's center Staff Content Note: I wrote this as someone who identifies as a Nigerian-American. I wanted to share the parallels between those two parts of my identities. The blog explores police brutality occurring in Nigeria with specific focus on the… Continue reading Adding Red to the Nigerian Flag

RVAM: Self Guided Learning Week 4

Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) brings people together to create and generate discussion and skill-building on how to prevent relationship violence in our schools, workplaces, and communities, Since most of our campus remains learning and working remotely, we won’t be able to physically come together this October to do this critical work in person… but… Continue reading RVAM: Self Guided Learning Week 4

RVAM: Self-Guided Learning Week 3 (Oct 19)

Image of the Power and Control Wheel for the LGBTQ community

Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) brings people together to create and generate discussion and skill-building on how to prevent relationship violence in our schools, workplaces, and communities. While providing support and care to survivors of relationship violence is an everyday action, this awareness month also carves out intentional moments to honor and believe survivors’ stories… Continue reading RVAM: Self-Guided Learning Week 3 (Oct 19)

RVAM: Self-Guided Learning Week 2 (Oct 13)

Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) brings people together to create and generate discussion and skill-building on how to prevent relationship violence in our schools, workplaces, and communities, Since most of our campus remains learning and working remotely, we won’t be able to physically come together this October to do this critical work in person… but… Continue reading RVAM: Self-Guided Learning Week 2 (Oct 13)

Land recognition & decolonizing UMBC

This blogpost was a collaborative effort between all members of the Women's Center staff team. A majority of this post was written by student staff members. Today is Indigenous People’s Day. Some may continue to claim this as “Columbus Day” but to celebrate Columbus is to celebrate colonialism, mass genocide, racism, and the (both historic… Continue reading Land recognition & decolonizing UMBC

How to Trick Yourself Into Thinking You’ve Remodeled Your Home

Nandi Cook-Creek is a Senior English major and Student Staff at the Women's Center. Content Note: I wrote this as an able-bodied, neurotypical person who lives in an urban area. To all who cannot relate to this, I mean to say that you are worthy of all the aspirations you have for yourself, however you… Continue reading How to Trick Yourself Into Thinking You’ve Remodeled Your Home

RVAM: Self-Guided Learning Week 1 (Oct 6)

Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) brings people together to create and generate discussion and skill-building on how to prevent relationship violence in our schools, workplaces, and communities, Since most of our campus remains learning and working remotely, we won’t be able to physically come together this October to do this critical work in person… but… Continue reading RVAM: Self-Guided Learning Week 1 (Oct 6)

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.

Meet our Fall 2020 Student Staff

Arifat Ola-Dauda (She/Her) Hello Everyone, my name is Arifat Ola-Dauda. I am a double major in Social Work and Political Science here at UMBC. I’ll be working in the women’s center this year for my Social Work field Placement. I am very passionate about social justice, and the issues that are currently affecting America’s minorities.… Continue reading Meet our Fall 2020 Student Staff