There have been many first for women that have influenced society and allowed others to continue to succeed. Let’s take some time and look at these modern day women who are doing big things.Read More First Women (part 2)
To the women in my life…Thank you. Thank you for showing me what Strength looks like. Thank you for showing me what Intelligence looks like. Thank you for showing me what Courage looks like. Thank you for showing me what Brave looks like. Thank you for showing me what Confidence looks like. Thank you for […]Read More A Note to the Woman in My Life
Since sports and the world have come to a screeching halt, it has been difficult to say when everything will return. Because of this, the NCAA basketball tournament was cancelled, otherwise known as March Madness, and the 2020 WNBA season has postponed their start. With major sporting events being cancelled and postponed, the future of […]Read More 2020 WNBA Virtual Draft
People think self care is always face masks or lighting fancy candles while you take a bubble bath. While theres nothing wrong with that and it can be all of those things, I’ve found self care to be a bit more ugly. Self care for everyone is different, but through this time in quarantine I’ve found that for me self care is reflecting.Read More The Ugly Side of Self Care
This semester took a left turn that we never saw coming. Yet, we still had a damn good semester. Here are our final words as we close an unforgettable chapter in the ShoutOut history books.Read More To a Semester Like No Other…Cheers?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people all around the world have been recommended to quarantine themselves within the safety of their own home and practice social distancing. Though the compliance of these regulations are crucial for everyones safety and health conditions, many people forget how detrimental this can be for those who are involved in […]Read More Loving From A Distance (Part 2)
On the stress of “productivity” and the things that are keeping me entertained and comforted at this time.Read More Making it through the Week
Learn more about the book club WAKE UP on JMUs campus, creating conversations around race and identity.Read More JMU WAKE UP: Intersections of Whiteness and Identity
Is it just me or does anyone else feel like as soon as COVID-19 took over, the rest of your life slowly crumbled right beneath your feet? I’m still trying to remain positive during this time of uncertainty and find the “silver-linings” of each moment I am granted, but shits hard. I feel like I am constantly going back and forth between the battles going on in my physical life, as well as those persisting through my mental state.Read More A Quick Check-In With Myself
–Exciting. Eager. Overwhelming. Eye-opening. Motivating. Exhausting. Draining. Scary. Unpredictable. Heartbreaking.–
You are all of these to me, and more.Read More Dear Senior Year…
I’ve seen a lot of posts saying while you’re in quarantine you have to do this or you have to do that, you have to come out of quarantine with a new skill, or you have to have your life together by the time this is all over. I realized- I don’t have to do shit.Read More Things You Don’t Have To Do In Quarantine
Inevitably, when we add songs to our playlist we are not only supporting the music and art itself, but also the artist who composed it. So what if the artist committed some act of abuse, whether it be sexual, emotional or physical? Would we still keep that song in our library? Even if we don’t personally condone of their abusive actions, if we continue to support their music we are granting them the satisfaction of knowing no matter what they do, there will be no repercussions, as they will still always be successful and have a fanbase.Read More Supporting Abusive Celebrities Is Supporting Abuse Itself
Living with chronic pain is never easy, but it has taught me a thing or two.Read More What I’ve Gained from Chronic Pain
Are men afraid of knitting?Read More Why is Knitting a Woman Thing?
Do you dread reading the news because there’s just so much to go through? Well, look no further! This week’s newsroom gives you a brief introduction to the weekly roundup.Read More A Majestical, Spectacular, Newsworthy Newsroom
There have been a lot of first for women over the many years of our history. Let’s take some time and look back at some of the women who laid the ground work for the future.Read More First Women
Warning: Potential depression and anxiety triggers.Read More Media and Mental Health
Black women are the mothers of modern medicine. However, black mothers are dying. Dive in with me and learn more about what black women are experiencing within the field of medicine.Read More Black Mothers Matter
As a college student, it seems like sex is almost always a topic of discussion among me and my peers. I’ve lost count of the amount of “hook-up” stories I’ve overheard while trying to eat my buffalo mash in the dining hall. I feel like a college campus is one of the few places in […]Read More One’s A Slut & One’s a Stud
My mom has blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. She has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. My dad has kinky, thick, and black hair with brown eyes and brown skin. He has West African and Native American ancestry. All my life, I have been asked, “What are you?” I have been asked by grocery […]Read More STOP ASKING ME WHAT I AM.
We hope you are staying safe and healthy! Here is this week’s newsroom! Grab some coffee or tea, and enjoy this post!Read More Newsroom!
With all the crazy that is going on, here is what is important.Read More Government Actions due to COVID-19 You Need to Know About
If you haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure the name Animal Crossing rings a bell. If you are one of the few that have no access to the internet, spend your free time churning butter, and drive your buggy to the nearest farmer’s market, then I’m sure you need a quick rundown on what Animal Crossing is. Lucky for you, I can be your Resident Representative!Read More Why Everyone Should Have Animal Crossing
Due to the spread of COVID-19 and government mandated lockdowns, people all around the world have been forced to distance themselves from loved ones, whether this be family members, friends, or partners. Unfortunately, this time of social distancing and isolation can lead to turmoil in any kind of relationship and can even be detrimental. Whether you’re currently in a long distance relationship or just purely missing human interaction, I am here to offer some tips on how to keep your love life alive, despite the distance.Read More Loving From A Distance (Part 1)
As we all know, social distancing has become the new norm, and we have started to quarantine in various spaces. Within social media, I see a fear of weight gain, and to dive deeper, I see fatphobia.Read More Fatphobia During the Corona Pandemic
I know. Everyone is sick and tired about hearing about the Coronavirus. We’ve been in quarantine for so long that I don’t even keep track of what the date is anymore (time is a social construct anyway). All of this aside, I thought that it’d be important to document my experience as an Asian American during a time where racism is so heavily targeted toward my fellow Asians.Read More The Coronavirus and Subtle Racism
Apparently, some people think you can’t be a feminist and eat eggs… let’s talk about that.Read More Does Eating Eggs Make You a Bad Feminist?
More updates on the Coronavirus and how the world is handling it.Read More THIS WEEK’S NEWSROOM
Tears may fall and that is perfectly okay! This post is here to let you know that tears aren’t a bad thing!Read More Big Girls DO Cry
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?)
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?
*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