The counseling center at James Madison University recently announced that, “due to an ongoing high level of demand for clinical services and the limits of our resources, the Counseling Center is no longer able to defer to students’ preferences or requests to meet individually with a counselor.” A lot of JMU students misinterpreted this as […]Read More Listen Up JMU Counseling Center
The gym can be an intimidating space for many people, especially for women. If you search “gym anxiety” on google, countless articles, chat threads, and videos show up offering advice on how to overcome gym anxiety. Through all of these articles, the one thing that stood out the most was how a lot of authors […]Read More Gym Anxiety? Nah, Just Sexism.
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.