The ShoutOut gang has returned from a weekend in Washington DC full of education, inspiration, knowledge and most importantly, fun! The National Young Feminist Leadership Conference 2015, hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation was filled with endless opportunities to inform and educate attendees about multiple different avenues of feminism. I am personally a social media junkie, so […]Read More Making Feminist Voices Heard Through Media
Greetings from Arlington, Virginia! I write this from the hotel lobby where hundreds of feminists gathered yesterday to kick off the 2015 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference. I along with 7 other ShoutOut bloggers had the ability to attend this conference and participate in a jam-packed weekend full of workshops, passion-filled speeches, and amazing feminist […]Read More National Young Feminist Leadership Conference: Day 1!
I’ve thought (read: fantasized) a lot about my engagement, from the location to the surprise to the magazine-worthy pictures that will be posted on Facebook the next day. And in this fantasy, the proposal always includes an engagement ring (vintage, with a unique stone in the middle surrounded by diamonds. I haven’t thought about it […]Read More Put A Ring On It: The Tradition of Engagement Rings #AskWhy
Marriage. As a 21-year-old college senior, that’s something that feels incredibly far away. But realistically, if I end up getting married (which is something that I want to do), it will probably be sometime in the next ten years, especially if I want to start having kids in my early thirties. Of course, many people my age […]Read More If you get married, will you take his last name? #AskWhy
Andrew Jackson has been the face of the 20 dollar bill for 87 years, and many people including the WomenOn20s campaign believe that it is time a woman took his spot. The W20’s campaign aims to to put a woman on the $20 bill by 2020, the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote […]Read More Money Talks
As many of JMU’s students traveled this past week for Spring Break, I took myself out to California to visit an old friend from high school who moved out there after we graduated. While out in the 80 degree weather in San Diego, we spent time on the beach, went jet skiing on Mission Bay, […]Read More Dear Disney, Please stop. From, Everyone.
When I first heard of there being a race for women, I had mixed signals in my head. At first, I thought “Hell yeah! Some kind of athletic activity for women that men can’t take part it!” But after looking into the name, I started to become quite bothered by it. The name of this […]Read More The Pretty Muddy: A Woman’s Race