Amelia Meman, GWST '15, is the Assistant Director of the Women's Center. Amelia uses they/them and she/her pronouns. Burnt out? Me too. This is not a new feeling for me. I have gotten to this same point during other parts of my academic and now professional career. This apex where I thought that if I… Continue reading Burnt out? Me too.
Kaitlyn is a junior Social Work major and is a student staff member at the Women's Center. Are you feeling isolated? Lonely? Lost in a chaotic world that doesn't make sense anymore? Me too! At a time where we feel more out of control than ever, video games are something that I know many of… Continue reading ‘Pandemic: New Horizons’ or How Animal Crossing and Other Games Offer Comfort in Chaos
This post is written by Sam Hertl (they/them pronouns), a social work intern completing their field placement in the Women's Center. *Trigger warning* There are heavy topics mentioned such as the rate of violence against trans lives, suicide, and mental health issues. Please read with caution. Can I just say that living in a society… Continue reading Nonbinary in the Classroom
Alexia Petasis is an INDS intern on the Women's Center student staff team. Alexia studies social justice and dance. In the following blog post, she runs through a list of crucial self-care survival strategies for activists. Every week, the Women’s Center asks a “question of the week” available for anyone to respond to. One week… Continue reading Self Care: An Activists Survival Guide
Samiksha Manjani is a Student Staff member at UMBC's Women’s Center. She is a Political Science and Sociology double-major and is currently a co-facilitator of the Women’s Center’s discussion group, Women of Color Coalition. As a survivor of sexual violence, I have found myself re-traumatized by the recent events that have happened… Continue reading Survivorship Looks Different in the Asian American Community
A reflection of what self-care really looks like for each of us, especially during finals, by Women's Center student staff member Prachi Kochar. It’s a common refrain that we’ve all heard, especially around this time of year. “Don’t forget to take care of yourself during finals week!”, “Remember that self-care is important!”, and so on.… Continue reading What Does Self-Care Really Look Like?
A resource round-up provided by Women’s Center staff members In case you missed yesterday’s roundtable on Trans Identities + Mental Health (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 to some useful reading materials and resources. As with… Continue reading Trans Identities + Mental Health Resources Round-Up
A resource round-up provided by Women’s Center staff member, Meagé Clements In case you missed yesterday’s roundtable on Black Trauma and Mental Health (or if you were there and want to keep the conversation going), I thought it might be useful to share some resources that have helped me, as a Black woman, deal with… Continue reading Black Trauma + Mental Health Resources Round-Up