Finding Community & Fostering It

A reflection from student staff member, Sheila, about why finding and fostering community is important on a college campus. What does perfect community look like? Let’s be honest. We might never reach anything close to perfect. But I do wonder, what can we do to continually create and build better community? Something that is always… Continue reading Finding Community & Fostering It

What are Pop Culture Pop Ups?! The Golden Globes: Black Out and Oprah

A blog post written by student staff member, Sydney.   It's official! The Women's Center has a new ongoing event starting this spring semester. What is it you ask? Pop Culture Pop Ups! You're probably wondering, "What the heck is a Pop Culture Pop Up?" Well, that's what I'm here to explain. If you frequent… Continue reading What are Pop Culture Pop Ups?! The Golden Globes: Black Out and Oprah

Making Space for Faith in Feminism

 A reflection by Michael Jalloh-Jamboria, Women’s Center student staff member Saturday, February 12th was the 59th Grammy awards show. The show featured many musical performances and winners, most notably,Beyoncé. At the time of her performance, not only was she pregnant, but she delivered a kickass performance, defied gravity, all the while channeling some major West… Continue reading Making Space for Faith in Feminism

Women’s March on Washington: We Marched. What’s Next?

A sampling of "what's next" from UMBC community members, curated by Jess Myers, Women's Center Director  Last week, I shared some of my hopes and desired outcomes from the Women's March on Washington. While I was looking forward to marching and being in relationship with other women and people at the march, I was (and am) more… Continue reading Women’s March on Washington: We Marched. What’s Next?

Women’s March on Washington

A reflection from Jess Myers, Women's Center director  Last weekend, I finally decided I would go to the Women’s March on Washington. I’ve been to marches in the past. I drove 18 hours from Baltimore to Ft. Benning, Georgia in my early 20s for the School of Americas protest with a van load of Mercy… Continue reading Women’s March on Washington