Samiksha Manjani is a Student Staff member at UMBC’s Women’s Center. She is a Political Science and Sociology double-major graduating in May 2019. Eating around other people has become the bane of my existence. I don’t remember the last time I’ve eaten in peace without the “food police” (family, friends, strangers, etc)… Continue reading To the Food Police in My Life
This is a blog post written by student staff member, Carrie Cleveland. This post is reflective of my own journey in trying to embrace who I am while trying to work on improving my overall health. I chose to write about what I am doing because it is an important part of who I am… Continue reading I Work Out
A Women's Center blog post by staff member Daniel Willey Note: I hope what I've learned can be applicable to other people, but I know my experience isn't universal. I use a lot of action verbs in my post, but I don't intend to make assumptions about what a body can do. I encourage readers to challenge… Continue reading Treat Your Body Lovingly: A Twelve-Step Program
The following post are reflections from rising-sophomore Nitya Kumaran who represented UMBC at this year’s National Conference for College Women Leaders (NCCWSL). When Nitya found herself in my office after attending the conference in May she was full of energy, passion, complex thoughts, and challenges for herself. I asked her to write some of what she… Continue reading I Loved You Once – Reflections from NCCWSL on Authenticity and Leadership
This was originally posted on Unruly Bodies a group blog for UMBC’s Gender and Women’s Studies course, Unruly Bodies. As long as I’ve been alive, I’ve been some version of overweight. I was my mom’s biggest baby. There was the “baby fat” phase (which I tried to ride to middle school, much to my embarrassment); the “I’m… Continue reading My Body and Me: The Original Arranged Marriage. A guest post by Ashley Sweet.