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

Why is the impeachment of Brazil’s president a feminist issue?

A blog reflection by Women's Center intern Mariana de Matos Medeiros  On October 5th, 2014, I was finally able to cast my first vote for a Presidential election since moving to America. It was an incredible experience to head over into the Brazilian consulate event in Washington, DC, bright-eyed and ready to make a difference… Continue reading Why is the impeachment of Brazil’s president a feminist issue?

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

(In)Visible Disabilities and Women Resources Round-up

A resource round-up provided by Women’s Center staff members Meagé and MJ In case you missed Tuesday’s roundtable on (In)Visible Disabilities and Women (or if you were there and want to keep the conversation going), we thought it might be useful to summarize some of the discussion in addition to linking some useful reading materials and resources. As… Continue reading (In)Visible Disabilities and Women Resources Round-up

“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”

Let’s Get in Formation: Beyoncé and Black Hair

A reflection written by Women’s Center staff member, MJ Jalloh Jamboria Beyoncé’s newest hit, “Formation” has been the topic of conversation everywhere. If you missed the video, here it is! Since her Super Bowl performance on February 7th, Beyoncé has received mountains of praise and criticism for her performance and newest video. (Also, take a… Continue reading Let’s Get in Formation: Beyoncé and Black Hair