Women’s Center “This or That” Fall 2021 Scouts: Let the Challenge Begin!

“How can I join the Women’s Center?” Well . . . Do you hang out in our lounge? Do you come to our events? Do you read our blog or chat with our staff?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then congratulations! You are a part of the Women’s Center. But we… Continue reading Women’s Center “This or That” Fall 2021 Scouts: Let the Challenge Begin!

Celebrating our May 2020 Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

A post curated by Women's Center director, Jess Myers. Last week, the Women's Center celebrated our Returning Women Student Scholars + Affiliates graduating this semester at our pinning ceremony. While distance learning in a pandemic has disrupted and cancelled many things over the past semester, we weren't going to let this tradition get cancelled! So,… Continue reading Celebrating our May 2020 Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

A Mother’s Day Shout Out (Plus Some Action Items)

This post was written by Women's Center director, Jess Myers as a tribute to our UMBC moms. Special thanks to the moms who provided photos to help curate our Women's Center moms collage. Wishing happy thoughts to all our UMBC moms in your first and hopefully last quarantined Mother's Day!  Self-Care Content Note: There’s lots… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Shout Out (Plus Some Action Items)

Nonbinary in the Classroom

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

Celebrating our May 2019 Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

A post curated by Women's Center director, Jess Myers. Last week, the Women's Center celebrated our Returning Women Student Scholars graduating this semester at our pinning ceremony. This event has become a tradition in the Women’s Center as a means to celebrate our continuing and graduating returning women students who are UMBC students 25 years… Continue reading Celebrating our May 2019 Returning Women Student Scholar Graduates!

What You Need to Know About Take Back The Night & Craftivism

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Women’s Center is hosting its seventh consecutive Take Back The Night (TBTN) on Thursday, April 13th. Over the years, we’ve had a lot of questions about what Take Back the Night exactly is, why it looks the way it does, and how students can get involved. To help get… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Take Back The Night & Craftivism