Learning to be anti-racist: Calling IN white people and non-Black people of color

Text reads Black Lives Matter in large black lettering on black and white background.

That’s why I’m writing this. Because the burden we are placing on Black folks in all a manner of places right now, needs to be lifted. It is crucial that we center Black voices and words and prioritize creating and maintaining safe spaces for Black-identified people to feel.

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

Women in Writing Roundup

Last week on Wednesday, November 8th, the Women's Center held our final roundtable discussion of our fall series. The theme: Women in Writing. Panelists, moderator, and participants generated a fascinating discussion on the valuation of women as writers, artists, and creators in greater society. Although much of the criticism that was voiced made for a… Continue reading Women in Writing Roundup

Queering Your Queue

 A short reflection by student staff member Shira Devorah ( She/Her or They/Them)  I really love queer media. I've probably watched most of the movies in the "Gay and Lesbian" category on Netflix, as long as they didn't look too dull or exploitative. There are some really fantastic and challenging shows and movies available at… Continue reading Queering Your Queue

A Call to Prayer: My Return to the Muslim Community

A reflection written by Women’s Center staff member, MJ Jalloh Jamboria The following is a little of my experience as a queer Muslim person. I recognize that my experience is not reflective of Islam, nor of the community of people I met at the Interfaith Center. For the first time since last Eid al-Fitr, a… Continue reading A Call to Prayer: My Return to the Muslim Community

“Barely Black”

A blog reflection written by Women’s Center student staff member Meagé Clements. This post is an expansion of her statement in the UMBC Women’s Center and Women of Color Coalition’s "I'm Not" anti-stereotype campaign for the Telling Our Stories project, which we posted about here. It’s been over a year since I first read recent UMBC alumna… Continue reading “Barely Black”

Women’s History Month CWIT Spotlight: Natacha Ngea

March is Women’s History Month! Three  years ago Women’s History Month’s national theme was "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." The theme honored generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM fields.… Continue reading Women’s History Month CWIT Spotlight: Natacha Ngea

Women’s History Month CWIT Spotlight: Rachel Cohen

March is Women’s History Month! Three  years ago Women’s History Month’s national theme was "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." The theme honored generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM fields.… Continue reading Women’s History Month CWIT Spotlight: Rachel Cohen

CWIT Spotlight: Elyse Hill

March is Women’s History Month! Three  years ago Women’s History Month’s national theme was "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." The theme honored generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM fields.… Continue reading CWIT Spotlight: Elyse Hill

A Winter Leisure Reading Book Report

A winter lesisure book report compiled by Women's Center Director, Jess Myers The winter term is wrapping up and the “spring” semester (and winter storm Jonas) is right around the corner. I’m already mourning what I know will soon be the inevitable dry season of leisure reading which will be replaced by amazing Women's Center… Continue reading A Winter Leisure Reading Book Report