@wokewarrior here giving you this semester’s final act. This semester in ShoutOut has been monumental. We’ve accomplished so much this semester. From day one we have championed an unstopped force on this campus. Even from the first day of class we shook shit up. From walk outs on the first day to haters in our […]Read More It’s been real, it’s been fun. Bloggers, its been REAL FUN.
Disclaimer: I will probably irritate someone reading this, but I need to be honest. I never considered myself a feminist, until being a part of ShoutOut!. Now I would say I am a feminist, but it’s not something I would shout from the mountain tops. And no, it’s not because I’m embarrassed or ashamed; it’s […]Read More My Semester as a Feminist
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This week the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear three cases that will help decide if this Act extends its employment protections to gay and transgendered people. In the past […]Read More Supreme Court Will Hear Cases From LGBTQ People Experiencing Employment Discrimination
In one of my previous blogs I discussed my recent feelings of Impostor Syndrome as a new transfer student this semester. An article from The Chronicle defines impostor syndrome as “an internal experience of intellectual phoniness”. As the semester slowly comes to an end I have been reflecting on it and how my feelings of […]Read More Reflecting on My First Semester at JMU
I am not a perfect ally – in fact, I’m pretty imperfect. The most imperfect, probably. I will probably mess your pronouns up. More than once. But I am learning – please correct me. I will probably forget a letter of the LGBT+ acronym. Please correct me. I will probably say something that […]Read More I am NOT a Perfect Ally
Happy Earth Day everyone! The one day a year that people all around the planet collectively accept their individual responsibilities to care for the world. The first Earth Day was celebrated in the US in the 1970s. The concept went global by the 1990s – it is now celebrated in at least 192 countries! As […]Read More Every Day Is Earth Day
WOW. What a crummy person I am. I am finishing my second year here at JMU and not once did the thought of me being privileged as an able bodied student cross my mind. Well, until now. In 2015, ODS reported that roughly 3% of the students at JMU are registered as having a […]Read More A Right Not A Luxury
Happy 4/20, y’all! Whether or not you are part of the 55 million Americans that regularly smoke, I hope you’re spending your day in true stoner fashion: relaxing on your couch, crushing through bags of chips while marathoning Broad City. But today isn’t all about getting high and vegging out. For the past few decades, […]Read More Marijuana Legalization is a Feminist Issue
As we come to a wrap with the end of this year, I am reflecting on how this class changed my perspective on women and gender studies issues. I was fortunate enough to be in a class this year that initially talked about safe space versus brave space. Our safe space was free from bias, […]Read More GOOD(BYE) FRIDAY!
This past Monday, April 15, 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was damaged by a devastating fire. The 850-year-old building held a lot of history and it is no doubt a catastrophe that it lost its iconic spire and latticework wooden roof, even with many religious and cultural treasures being saved. While tragic, […]Read More Diving deeper into the Notre Dame fire: a Class and Race Analysis