This past semester has been such an amazing journey for us! Not only did we gain some great new bloggers, but we were able to accomplish many of our goals that revolved around being more active in our Harrisonburg and JMU communities. From our V-Day event, to the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, to simply having a greater presence at on-campus events and blogging about them, we have grown immensely as a group.
Thank you so much for reading, commenting and supporting our blog. Seriously, y’all rock! While we won’t be continuing with a strict posting schedule over the summer months, the bloggers will be writing from time to time and sharing important updates via our social channels. This is the first summer that we have continued blogging and I am so excited that we’ll be able to keep the feminist content coming over break!
Looking back on this year, each semester has been better than the last. I think that we have been able to learn from each other and develop not only just our feminism, but ourselves as individuals. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to finish off my time as an undergrad here at JMU and I know that the new editors (Rosehasathorn and eternallyfeminist) will do a phenomenal job carrying out our mission.
I have seen ShoutOut! undergo a wonderful transformation and I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of it. Through my experiences as a blogger as well as an editor, I feel that I have been able to truly make an impact here at JMU. I am beyond confident that Rosehasathorn and eternallyfeminist will continue building upon what we have been able to accomplish so far!! The future holds big things for feminism at JMU and I can’t wait to see how ShoutOut plays a part!!
Last but not least, I want to thank the bloggers for being all around fantastic humans and making my job enjoyable and fun. Also, congratulations to our ShoutOut grads! You will do great work in whatever you do, I know that for sure. It has been a pleasure working with you all and I am so lucky to have met you!!
Peace, Love & Feminism,