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.

Intro to Hoodoo

Nandi is a Junior English Major and a student staff member in the Women's Center. Content Note: This blog is written from an African-American woman’s experience and somewhat limited knowledge of the subject. Hoodoo is an African American folk magic tradition that is based in West African religious beliefs and practices. Much of the history… Continue reading Intro to Hoodoo

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

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

Am I Sex Positive?

 A blog reflection by Women's Center student staff member Shira Devorah So I really love to talk about sex. It’s probably my favorite topic ever. I used to work for peer health education and with the sexual health committee at UHS here on campus. I’m considering becoming a therapist focusing on sex and relationships within… Continue reading Am I Sex Positive?

Revisiting Male Privilege

A Women's Center Blog post and reflection by student staff member Daniel On September 22, 2014, I published my first Women’s Center blog post, titled “Male Privilege in Women’s Spaces.”  In it I shared my anxieties about joining the Women’s Center staff and reflected on my male privilege. I thought about what my role or… Continue reading Revisiting Male Privilege

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?

Reading Redefining Realness

  A short book reflection by Shira Devorah  Just a few moments ago I finished Janet Mock's memoir, Redefining Realness, My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. I'm still stunned. I'm not much of a memoir reader, but I'm pretty sure this book has changed that. Thanks to a generous donation from… Continue reading Reading Redefining Realness