A reflection from student staff member, Sheila, about why finding and fostering community is important on a college campus. What does perfect community look like? Let’s be honest. We might never reach anything close to perfect. But I do wonder, what can we do to continually create and build better community? Something that is always… Continue reading Finding Community & Fostering It
A sampling of "what's next" from UMBC community members, curated by Jess Myers, Women's Center Director Last week, I shared some of my hopes and desired outcomes from the Women's March on Washington. While I was looking forward to marching and being in relationship with other women and people at the march, I was (and am) more… Continue reading Women’s March on Washington: We Marched. What’s Next?
A reflection from Jess Myers, Women's Center director Last weekend, I finally decided I would go to the Women’s March on Washington. I’ve been to marches in the past. I drove 18 hours from Baltimore to Ft. Benning, Georgia in my early 20s for the School of Americas protest with a van load of Mercy… Continue reading Women’s March on Washington
Recently, I’ve been buoying myself in this onslaught of political shitstorming by listening to a self-care playlist. The playlist is chock full of all of the songs that help me get by when it’s hard to navigate the world and ones that I can sing very loudly. One song that I gravitate towards lately is… Continue reading This Must Be The Place
A weekly round-up curated by Women’s Center staff member, Michael Jalloh Jamboria In the spirit of my friend, who gave us the glorious name 'Slaying on the Weekly', every week I will be bringing you some interesting, funny or thought-provoking content from the internet! Be sure to join us next week for more and continue… Continue reading Slaying on the Weekly
Get to know the Women's Center's Spring 2016 staff -- including our newest student staff member, Shira! Shira Devorah (she/her) Hi, my name is Shira Devorah. I’m a Gender and Women’s Studies and Psychology double major in my junior year here at UMBC. I’m planning on spending a lot more time in school in order to… Continue reading Meet the Spring 2016 Women’s Center Staff!
Get to know the Women's Center's new team of staff and interns! Meagé Clements (she/her) Hi! My name is Meagé, and I am a new staff member in the Women’s Center. I am currently a senior studying Psychology and Social Work, as well as a member of UMBC’s Honors College. I am a social work intern… Continue reading Meet the 2015-16 Women’s Center Staff!
Few college graduates can claim to have had the experience my fellow staff and I have shared while with the Women’s Center. Our jobs have been many things: one part employee, one part student, one part teacher, one part social justice programmer, one part artist, one part writer, one part friend, one part killjoy. I… Continue reading Women’s Center 4EVER: Reflections on My Last Day as Women’s Center Staff
Tasked with writing a short bio for the Women's Center page, I decided to describe myself in GIFs. In the Women's Center: In the Women's Center in the morning: My sense of style: When somebody starts talking about Foucault: What do I want for breakfast/lunch/dinner? Exercise of choice: If somebody starts talking to me about reverse… Continue reading Amelia Meman in GIFs
My name's Daniel and this is my second year at UMBC. I'm a Gender and Women's Studies major and I am the new Rebuilding Manhood peer facilitator here at The Women's Center. When I'm not watching Netflix documentaries about oceans, I am the Outreach Coordinator for Freedom Alliance, Student Representative for the LGBT Campus Climate Workgroup,… Continue reading Daniel Willey Staff Intro