The images and text below were originally shared on the Women's Center social media pages. We're re-sharing here to amplify the message and hold ourselves accountable to doing the work of our mission to advance gender equity and prioritize critical social justice and anti-racism. There are few things that offer peace in this time, so… Continue reading Black lives matter. You matter. Endlessly and always.
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 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”
A reflection from Women’s Center staff member Daniel Willey A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how disaster response and the concept of a snow day have social justice implications. This week, I am continuing the trend by looking at the disaster in Flint, Michigan. Many news outlets are examining the crisis from a “so… Continue reading How Did We Get Here: The Crisis in Flint
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
Since becoming a co-host on the renowned talk show The View, Raven-Symoné has made her fair share of offensive comments, resulting in her receiving a lot of backlash on social media. From her comments about race to her jokes about not hiring “Watermelondrea,” let’s just say Raven has put her foot in her mouth far… Continue reading “Are you judged by your name?” On Raven-Symoné and the Respectability Politics of “Black-Sounding” Names
Often when we talk about race in the United States, the classic picture is that race is polarized into two: black and white. Starting from a very young age, I had never truly understood these divisions, and felt confused as to where I fit in. If I was labeled into a color, it was always… Continue reading Invisible, often liminal- Growing up as an Asian-American Immigrant Woman in the United States
Last night, after I finished all of my homework, I heard my roommates change the channel. My background noise changed from the constant crowd fuzz of football to the sparkling laughter of celebrities. I heard my boyfriend and my roommate groan, and I heard them curse, and I heard Kerrin cry, "It's not even a… Continue reading White Out at the 65th Emmys