There is a unwavering hype behind current and past prime-time shows such as Friends and Grey’s Anatomy. Friends, with 10 seasons, focuses on the friendship of six young-adults while navigating life in New York. Grey’s Anatomy is the longest running prime-time medical drama and continues follows the lives of surgeons in Seattle, Washington. Both shows’ […]Read More How Our Favorite Shows Defy Our Real Concerns
Recently, I have been exposed to the “traditional” expectations of women in their twenties. As a graduating senior, every question I receive revolves around a love interest or the eventual existence of children. These questions are then followed by congratulatory remarks of getting this far without offspring or disappointment for my lack of immediate interest […]Read More More Than Marriage and Motherhood
* Disclaimer: The term “coming out” is extremely problematic, but for this post, it is used for clarity. * There seems to be this misconception that “coming out” is this grand finale of self-evaluation that involves a proclamation of identity. However, that idea could not be farther from the truth. In recent years, I have […]Read More The Process of Coming Out to Yourself and Others
Existing in spaces not necessarily created for you tends to be synonymous with fighting for recognition. That’s a reality known all too well by the multicultural fraternities and sororities at predominantly white institutions, or PWIs. In general, Greek-life is stigmatized as a choice for drunken and dangerous college experiences. This comes from the historical truths […]Read More Oblivion: Greek-life Edition
On the evening of the day we recognize and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, James Madison University welcomed Dr. Brittney Cooper to speak. As a Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies professor at Rutgers University, Dr. Cooper was quite different from past guests of honor. Her message was deeply rooted […]Read More Dr. Brittney Cooper: the Superwoman
Welcome back, everyone! Go Dukes!!!! JMU women’s basketball crushed it this past weekend. This past weekend JMU women’s basketball climbed their way to the top not once, but twice.The lady dukes won 65-48 against William & Mary on Friday. On Sunday, the women continued to crush it and they won 82-30 against Elon. The JMU […]Read More What’s Happening?!