Take Back the Night, Forever and Always

the Take Back the Night stage featuring two microphones and decorated shirts

Amelia Meman (they/them and she/her), GWST '15, is the interim director of the Women's Center. They have worked in the Women's Center as an intern, a student staff member, a volunteer, and now professional staff member. This is a loving retrospective on Take Back the Night (TBTN), written in the third spring semester where UMBC… Continue reading Take Back the Night, Forever and Always

My Personal Experience with Being Adopted

Image description: [Photo shows Rachael dressed in black attire, one of the Women's Center interns, smiling in front of one of the UMBC buildings.] Content Note: This post is written by Rachael Joslow, a second-year and student staff at the Women’s Center. I am a transracial adoptee adopted from Vietnam who grew up in Georgia… Continue reading My Personal Experience with Being Adopted

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. [Image Description:… 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)