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
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!
I spent this past weekend playing very challenging, high-level rugby games in the Women’s D1 Round of Sixteen for Nationals. Truthfully, we got our butts kicked, having lost the fire, and numbers, from an undefeated fall season which earned us number one seed in the league. I spent the rest of Sunday, and today, reflecting on my […]Read More Opening Up The Old Boys’ Club
“A singular pronoun should agree in number with the antecedent.” It seems like an innocent comment that a professor would leave in the margins of my senior honors thesis. It’s basic grammar, right? A person walks but a group of people walk. Hannah screams but they all scream. It is grammar 101 – matching your […]Read More Grammar is not an excuse to perpetuate the gender binary.
At the end of freshman year, I went out with a group of friends. The night started innocently enough— we tried on different outfits, played our favorite songs and took millions of Snapchats and Instagram photos. It was supposed to be a final hurrah before finals week started, a night of unadulterated fun before we’d […]Read More Sorry, Maroon 5, But Getting Drugged Isn’t a Party
Wondering what the ShoutOut! bloggers covered this week in the Newsroom? Presidential Business: Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has released statements saying that the upcoming weekend’s events will emphasize simplicity over luxury, as if it was a conscious choice on the part of Trump’s team to have no one throw him inaugural balls, to have the […]Read More Newsroom Round Up