My mom has blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. She has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. My dad has kinky, thick, and black hair with brown eyes and brown skin. He has West African and Native American ancestry. All my life, I have been asked, “What are you?” I have been asked by grocery […]Read More STOP ASKING ME WHAT I AM.
The National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) week is February 24th to March 1st this year, and to promote awareness the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority (Tri Sig) hosted a Speak out in honor of the survivors and fighters of eating disorders. In my three years at JMU, I have never been to this event. Each year […]Read More 2020 Leslie George Speak Out
I like to serve piping tea and have a cute conversation but this is some serious business we’re getting into. Let’s talk about fast fashion (mass production of in-trend styles). (Photo Credit: Giphy.com) You would think choices about what is right or wrong would be easy to make. I would rather have fresher air to […]Read More Fast Fashion: Walk the Earth, not the Runway.
For the uninitiated, being a feminist can be hard to wrap your head around. What am I to believe? What am I to think? Am I a feminist? The chances are if you are even asking yourself these questions you are more than likely already a feminist. To help further explore what it means to […]Read More What Does it Mean to be a Feminist?
Yes, you read the title correctly— a feminist pageant girl, what a concept. Before you write me off, like many have before, and group me into whatever stereotypical cookie cutter pageant girl group you’ve seen depicted on reality t.v. shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, hear me out. Let me begin by stating I don’t condone […]Read More A Feminist Pageant Girl; Wait, What?
When you guys last heard from me, I was giving you a review of my new favorite book, After by Anna Todd. In that post, I opened up a discussion about how people see tattoos and piercings. This got me thinking more about that topic since I myself have three (soon to be four, sorry mom) […]Read More Tattoos and Assumptions
For the second year in a row, Virginia is placing a focus on our nation’s female heroes. This weeklong event (March 17-March 23) strategically occurs during Women’s History Month and is meant to recognize the women who have sacrificed and served in the armed forces. This goes along with Women’s History Month, where we recognize […]Read More Women Veterans Week: Honoring Our SHE-roes
So here I am, acknowledging that I am not okay, and accepting that it is okay to not be okay.Read More An Ode to Feelings, Both Good and Bad.
Since 2011, The Lady Jane has been a staple of Historic Downtown Harrisonburg, and at the helm is Sara Christensen, local small business owner. I got her to spill the tea about life, passion, intersectionality, and entrepreneurship. Find out what advice she has for young ambitious women based on her personal experiences. (Via @theladyjaneshop on […]Read More Entrepreneurial Empowerment: An Interview with the Lady Jane
It is 2019, and women no longer care to see the idealistic, flawless, photoshopped models that litter their Instagram feeds. In recent years, the fashion industry has finally begun taking steps toward inclusivity in advertising. Now, major clothing brands are promoting diversity by featuring models of different sizes and skin tones, challenging society’s idea of […]Read More Challenging Beauty Standards, One Shirt At a Time