My Personal Experience with Being Adopted

Image description: [Photo shows Rachael dressed in black attire, one of the Women's Center interns, smiling in front of one of the UMBC buildings.] Content Note: This post is written by Rachael Joslow, a second-year and student staff at the Women’s Center. I am a transracial adoptee adopted from Vietnam who grew up in Georgia… Continue reading My Personal Experience with Being Adopted

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

Invisible, often liminal- Growing up as an Asian-American Immigrant Woman in the United States

Often when we talk about race in the United States, the classic picture is that race is polarized into two: black and white. Starting from a very young age, I had never truly understood these divisions, and felt confused as to where I fit in. If I was labeled into a color, it was always… Continue reading Invisible, often liminal- Growing up as an Asian-American Immigrant Woman in the United States