Self Care: An Activists Survival Guide

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

A Brief Reflection on Finding My Voice

A blog reflection by Women’s Center intern Mariana de Matos Medeiros  I’ve been working on a draft for this blog post for over 6 weeks. It’s been intimidating and scary to be vulnerable in such a public space. I was hoping to describe how I self-silence and how I struggle to find words that match… Continue reading A Brief Reflection on Finding My Voice

“Twice as Good” On Being a Woman of Color and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism

A blog reflection written by Women’s Center student staff member Meagé Clements  Growing up, my mother would always remind my sister and I that we had to work twice as hard as everyone else because not only were we women, but we were Black women. Living in a society that has always had low expectations of… Continue reading “Twice as Good” On Being a Woman of Color and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism

Halloween Costumes: Looking into the Haunted Mirror of Our Past

A collaborative authorship post from Bria Hamlet and Jess Myers Jess: You guessed it! It’s that time of the year when the Women’s Center staff crushes your Halloween costume dreams and makes you feel guilty about your costume decisions. Sexist! Racist! Cultural appropriation! We know, we’re just no fun… but someone’s gotta do it. But in… Continue reading Halloween Costumes: Looking into the Haunted Mirror of Our Past