I am filled with so much joy to be welcoming our new 2019 ShoutOut! feminist bloggers. In this short time as a group we have celebrated new achievements —– meeting new people, getting to know one another, and engaging in ShoutOut!’s first rigorous class structure. But we have also learned that we still have so much work to do as feminists. A handful of class drop/adds and students walking out with seven minutes to spare and we have solidified the best group of bloggers yet. It gives me great pleasure as this year’s Editor to introduce you all to this semester’s ShoutOut! Team. So without further ado, let’s get to it 😛
@ElectriqLady —Senior black woman on JMU’s campus. Advocating for diversity, change, and improving literacy amongst women all over the world.
@TiredAndGay—A queer music enthusiast and iced coffee addict. I know a lot about mid-2000s emo bands, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Hallmark movies. Ready to dismantle gender roles and make the world a little gayer.
@DevilWearsGoodwill—Hello and welcome! I hope you enjoy our lovely content. As a ShoutOut! blogger I believe we need to report newsworthy content that inspires and promotes change, beginning with our campus community. We all need to be informed, educated, and aware for our own sake, we all need to learn to be kind to one another. Feminism is just that, it is one way we can learn to be kinder to ourselves and people around us.
@DigDontCare—I am a senior Communications Major at JMU. I enjoy long walks to the fridge and encouraging women to be the most badass version of themselves possible. Nothing puts a smile on my face more than women encouraging and building up other women. I am ready to help women kick ass at whatever they do and fight for equality! I lack a filter, but who needs a filter when you are spreading equality and basic human rights???
@GldnFortress—I write for the black, “out” bisexual women who are comfortable existing in a society that wasn’t created with them in mind. I correct people when they’re wrong, celebrate them when they’re right, and love them through it all. I figure, if plants don’t grow when it’s always sunny, neither will we. Being uncomfortable is what changed my entire life.
@Just4TitsandGiggles–A JMU student learning how to become a lady-boss and helping other women do it too.
@FakeBlondee—Obnoxiously opinionated but always looking to learn. An excitingly average 19-year-old JMU student. I’m here to learn more about feminism and the world, and to see if I am really as “woke” as I think I am. I’m excited to see where this adventure will take me!
@GoGirlGang—future journalist. current daydreamer & lover of the ocean. here for girl power & unity among ALL feminists. let’s empower each other, together!
@aphr0dit3—Hi my fellow readers! Aphrodite here to give you the scoop on the newest topics of women and gender, sexuality, and race. Check out my site if you want to see recorded change happen, critiques of media, and advice for when talking about (to) women. This time it’s HerStory, but starting with my story. Stay tuned my loves!
@FeministFatale–Your friendly neighborhood QWOC. I drink more coffee than tea, but I’ll be here to take a sip, babes. Be positive but be critical to create the change you want to see in the world.
@StandTallStayStrong—Sunrise enthusiast who dislikes waking up early. Avid tea drinker. Lover of the color blue and the smell of the ocean. Singer and player of the ukulele. Believer in the power of simple kindness. Mental health advocate and equal rights warrior. The future is female.
@WrangleGirl1–I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Virginia in middle school; so, all my friends from Virginia decided to call me yankee. Which is funny because I’m absolutely in love with the country and farms. I also grew up the only girl in the middle of two boys so let’s just say double standard is a fairly common word when it comes to conversations with my parents. So, who better to write about feminism then someone who’s life is all about stereotypes and double standards.
@GodisaWomannn—Native to New Jersey, I am a woman of extreme privilege: I am cis, white, able bodied, and higher-educated. I hope that through the creation of my blog posts, I will be able to uncover and expose the injustices that women from all walks of life experience in their daily lives. A quote that defines what feminism means to me is this: “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”—Malala Yousafzai
@PsychFemme—Hi! I’m a junior transfer student here at JMU! I’m majoring in psychology and I definitely want to incorporate women and gender studies into that somehow. My perspective on social issues and politics has broadened so much since I started college and I’m so excited to learn more from working on ShoutOut!
@EndlessRipple--Before writing for this blog I thought the F word . . . Feminist . . . was dirty. I was taught to avoid sticky situations by avoiding the word and anything that associated with the community. I have since learned that the word does carry a lot of heat, but it is actually everything that I am that encompasses being a feminist. I am now a proud screen writer, musician, artist, athlete, and Feminist. Maybe I can change your mind too.
@LivingHumanGirl— I am a junior Social Work major, Medical Spanish minor, and also, coincidentally, an actual living human girl (name credits to badass femme-rock band The Regrettes). I am joined ShoutOut! to expand her knowledge on feminist discourse from intersectional perspectives. The topics I could currently rant about in multiple full-screen texts include body image and eating disorders, women in politics, and the marginalization of sexual violence survivors. @LivingHumanGirl enjoys long runs, coffee, nature, and Taylor Swift’s reputation album. “Stay sweet.” –Hot Rod
Please join me in welcoming my new community! xoxo