As if most of us haven’t already lost our ability to go outside and be normal because of the pandemic, now some of us are losing our right to choose.Read More Abortion Rights Being Threatened Once Again
Learn about the vulnerabilities the LGBTQ+ population face during this pandemic and have endured as a communityRead More How COVID-19 is Affecting the Queer Community
A video outlining a collection of news stories related to the world’s *hottest* topic…COVID-19Read More A Very Virus-Related Newsroom (Are you shocked?)
Yes, you read it right. I was mistaken for another black girl. Unfortunately, it was an afterthought, and it took awhile to process. But I’m here now, and now I’m here to say ALL that’s on my mind. Let’s just say, I’m not sparing any feelings or holding anything back…Read More To the White Person Who Thought I Was Another Black Girl
A year ago tomorrow, I got adopted a dog. He changed my life. Here’s a little bit about him.Read More Gotcha Day
I didn’t want to write about the Coronavirus, because I’m tired of hearing about it and I’m sure many of you are as well. But this situation has brought on so much anxiety and discomfort and I figured I can’t be the only one struggling right now. So, I felt like I should talk about my emotions and how I’ve dealt with them. Even if this post only helps one person, I’ll consider it successful. We’re all in this together.Read More Surprise, it’s about the coronavirus.
Hey friends! This post just gives a small look into the life of being a tattooed black woman.Read More My Body, My Art
A novice feminist’s perspective of her first V-Day Performance…Read More My First (& hopefully not last) V-Day Performance
I know the news of classes being held online for the remainder of the semester has a lot of us feeling upset, overwhelmed and uncertain. My hope in this post is to give you tips to make this transition a little bit smoother. So, here we go!Read More My Online School Survival Guide
My mom owns a restaurant in my home town. I interviewed her to get some insight into what it’s like being a business owner.Read More An interview with a business owner (AKA "mom")
We’ve got a new newsroom format! Catch up on the news from the last week from COVID-19 to Harvey Weinstein.Read More Newsroom
How is this pandemic disproportionately affecting people? What groups are being granted special privileges over one another? I’ve picked out, as I see them, four threads of privilege in the larger picture of what is happening now.Read More A Story of Privilege, in Four Threads
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, […]Read More Self-Care Tips for Trying Times
After my international trip I returned to chaos and sadness. Here are my thoughts…Read More The World I Returned To
Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well and keeping safe during these times. I thought I’s share a few experiences and opinions I’ve had in the last few days.Read More The World is NOT Ending
Why does my naturally, curly hair offend you? Does the color of my brown skin make you uncomfortable? Does my intelligence threaten you? Do my emotions intimidate you? Do you even want me to be confident and true to myself?
This is post telling my personal story with sexual harassment. So proceed with caution it tended to be a little more on the explicit side. But please read and enjoy my story. Thank you 🙂Read More Dance With The Devil
*SPOILER ALERT* Where you at Bachelor Nation?! In this post, I give you a quick recap of part one of the season finale of the Bachelor, and talk some shit about Peter and his mom, Barb.Read More How The Bachelor Enables Toxic Behavior
Social media makes me feel like SHIT! I scroll through my instagram and all I see are the biggest butts, the fullest boobs, the flattest abs, and the skinniest legs. I have none of those things. However, I do love my body for all of the things that it IS.Read More A LETTER TO MY BODY: I LOVE YOU
Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing great! This is the third and final part of my series! Today I’ll be writing about some experiences I’ve had with being first-generation American and being Hispanic.Read More First Gen Part 3
If you remember from my interview with my Scottish friend, I want to include feminist perspectives from around the world on the blog. I was lucky enough to interview the dynamic Katsu, a wonderful person I met on my study abroad who answered some questions about what feminism means to her and what it means […]Read More Feminist Perspectives: Poland
I went to a high school where I could count the number of black people in my graduating class on my hands. Leaving me to have a majority of white friends, and them having me as their token black friend. Looking back, there’s a few things I wish I would have told them.Read More Things I Wanted My White Friends to Know
My absolute favorite book is Half the Sky written by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. I was introduced to this book while in Thailand but I didn’t begin reading it until I returned from my trip. This book documents stories from women all over the world, the oppression that they face and what they hope will change.Read More Women are Half the Sky
In March 2019 the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) filed a Gender Discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation. This was just three months prior to the team taking on the rest of the world and win their fourth World Cup title. U.S. Soccer Federation is the governing body of U.S. Soccer and […]Read More The Champs are (HER)e
Another lovely week here with the editors of ShoutOut! We have myself, @badfeminist21 and the lovely @firebreather0 . This weeks news roundup includes some international news out of Scotland, the U.S. Women’s National Team, Virginia’s laws on abortion, and how JMU is R.E.A.C.Hing out to the Shenandoah Valley community. Scotland Passes Bill to Make Period […]Read More Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Newsroom RoundUp
With the cancellation of JMU’s Study Abroad programs due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to bring to light the misconceptions that people can have about the virus and the open forms of racism and xenophobia that are being practiced when dealing with the virus.Read More Your (Not So) Helpful Guide to the Coronavirus
Ever heard of the Bechdel test? It’s a test that measures the representation of women in films by asking three simple questions.Read More Let’s Talk About the Bechdel Test
I’m a disabled human. I went to see JMU’s “Side Show”. I have a lot of opinions. I’m going to talk about them.Read More Sick of the Side Show
My experiences, on a college campus, with a *timeless* act that I will absolutely never understand…Read More Catcalling: Why Though??!
It’s hard to understand why a woman would defend someone who has allegedly sexually assaulted over 80 women. How can she be a feminist? And how can we as feminists support her? I don’t know. But I do know that in some crooked way, I admire her.Read More Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer is a woman.
Everyone warns you about the transition from high school to college and how difficult it is from a student standpoint, but as a student-athlete its way harder and it takes a toll on you.Read More Your Mental Health MATTERS
Welcome back for another round of newsroom! This week we have a variety of stories to share with you as well as information on upcoming performances that may be of interest to you. Today’s selection of the news is brought to you by @missworldwidexoxo and @maximum2022.Read More What Time is it? News Time!
It doesn’t. That’s the point. I don’t want you to look at me and think I am x. Because to you, if I am x, then I must be y. If I am y, I should probably do z, and if I don’t… that is wrong?
This piece is a personal insight on non-binary identities.
This week, I am happy to share an interview I had with a dear friend, Nat, who I met on study abroad in Japan last year. Nat is from Scotland, and I wanted to ask her some questions about what it meant to be a feminist there.Read More Feminist Perspectives: Scotland
As I get older, I am becoming more aware of how blessed I am to have a father who believes that I deserve the same rights as my two brothers.Read More An Open Letter to my Dad: Thank You for Being a Feminist
As ShoutOut Celebrates 10 beautimus years, we invite you to express yourself! Sign-up if you are interested in performing at our Annual V-Day Event on March 4th from 7-9 PMRead More CASTING CALL FOR V-DAY PERFORMERS
The National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) week is February 24th to March 1st this year, and to promote awareness the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority (Tri Sig) hosted a Speak out in honor of the survivors and fighters of eating disorders. In my three years at JMU, I have never been to this event. Each year […]Read More 2020 Leslie George Speak Out
Last week was certainly a busy one, so lets chat about some of the top intresting stories.Read More What is Going on in The World?
Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great week! I thought I’d take a break in my three-part series to talk about something else! I wanted to bring up something significant to me and to make aware of all the women out there too!Read More Bringing Awareness
I am tired of saying sorry. Here’s why.Read More I’m Tired Of Saying I’m Sorry
You can’t call yourself a feminist if you tear other girls down.Read More Stop with Bitchy Jealousy.
Ah yes, it’s finally that time of the year again. Love is inevitably in the air, as Valentine’s Day has made its way back around. Whether you have a hot date tonight or you are just waiting for all of the Valentine’s candy to go on sale, don’t fret, I have a few tips on how to celebrate today without forgetting to show yourself a little bit of love.Read More Self Love is Not Selfish!
“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!” Leslie Knope, Parks and Rec First off, let me start by saying I think we should change the name of “Galentine’s Day.” Today should be about more than just celebrating your female friendships; it should include everyone whose friendship you cherish, regardless of […]Read More Why Galentine’s Day is just as important as Valentine’s Day
Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great week. So, this is part two of my three-part series. In this post, I will be talking about what it’s like living in two different worlds.Read More First Gen Part 2
“Difference needs to be seen as a source of creativity, not a reason for destruction or polarization”
Have you ever been forced to change due to a dress code violation? Most girls can say yes, and these strict policies often result in hurting young teen in many ways.Read More Sexism in Dress Codes
In light of the recent tragedy that rocked the entire sports world, people paid their respects to the late great Kobe Bryant in many ways. Whether it was NBA athletes taking 24 second and 8 second violations at the beginning of games or fans posting on social media their favorite Mamba moments. My personal favorite […]Read More #GirlDad