Calling all writers, advocates, and feminist leaders! ShoutOut is now accepting applications for next semester, Fall 2018! If you are interested in learning more about current feminist issues, polishing your online advocacy skills, or building up your writing portfolio then check out our application here. ShoutOut not only provides students at JMU with a wonderful platform to […]Read More ShoutOut Applications are HERE!
Hey all, Lucilleontheball here with some exciting news! This weekend, your favorite bloggers from ShoutOut are headed to Washington D.C. for the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference! This conference, sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, is an incredible opportunity for young feminists like ourselves to talk issues, organizing and action with passionate activists from across the country. […]Read More ShoutOut is Conference Bound! NYFLC Here We Come
Travel back with me, if you will, to a chilly evening in the year 1995. It’s December 24th and for one woman, Christmas is about to come early. My mom, LucilleontheBall Sr, finds herself rushing through the snow to give birth to her second child. Although she was not due to deliver for another few […]Read More The Maternal Health Care Crisis: A Rural Women’s Issue
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of movie-goers across the country lined up to get a taste Hollywood’s most thrilling and provocative film of the year. And no, I’m not talking fifty shades of “finally ending this super uncomfortable franchise”. More like Marvel’s latest superhero release: Black Panther. As ticket holders patiently awaited their chance to […]Read More Movie-Going and Social Change-Making: Black Panther’s #Wakandathevote
This week was certainly one for the books and the ShoutOut crew had a lot to mull over during last night’s weekly Newsroom session. With everything that’s circulating in the news this week, our discussion focused on four major headlines: Cardi B, Making Money and This Week’s Billboard Chart MOVE- On Monday of this week, […]Read More Welcome to Our Weekly Roundup: The Newsroom
Welcome back readers! Lucilleontheball here and I’m proud to be serving you as editor for this semester’s blog. We have a lot of great blogging, ranting, and advocating ahead of us, but first I’d like to give a huge thanks to all of you readers out there for your continued support of this blog. Whether […]Read More Welcome Back!
As the semester is winding down this is, unfortunately, our last newsroom weekly update. I’m sure I speak for all of us bloggers here on ShoutOut when I say that this semester was an incredible feminist journey with moving stories and opinion pieces- all while keeping things #relevant. So lets talk news: Well, if anyone […]Read More Final Newsroom: Let’s get #relevant
As a feminist, I love writing with the ShoutOut crew as a means of keeping my ear to the ground when it comes to current issues that intersect with feminism. Within the past few weeks this page has exploded with timely, relevant news updates and thought-provoking opinion pieces on issues that have taken the lead […]Read More House of Women: Liberating Women in Tanzania
One of the joys of being home for Thanksgiving break is seeing all of my friends and family as we catch up over the span of a week. As the holiday season kicks off, almost everyone I spent time with these past few days asked me (sometimes more than once- I’m looking at you grandma): […]Read More All I want for Christmas: A Feminist-Friendly Wish List
This morning I woke up to bitter cold winds, autumnal scenes in which leaves change their color and fall from branches, and a whole lot of Christmas themed Starbucks coffee cups. Holiday season is right around the corner, and whether we enjoy thinking about it or not, for a lot of us this means making […]Read More A College Student’s Guidebook to Family, Thanksgiving, and Political Discourse.