With the weather getting warmer, and the notorious couples taking their beach pics, a single girl like me cannot help to compare. Compare to the other girls, their lives, and more specifically, what they are doing right. There are countless Rom Com’s and love songs that claim to depict what dating life is like. But, […]Read More Hot & Independent Girl Summer: Season 21, Episode 1
Last week, my class SMAD 462: Documentary in Film and TV participated in the Reel Change Film Festival at Court Square Theater. The purpose of this festival was to expose issues relevant to JMU and the greater Harrisonburg community in order to educate, engage, and impact audiences while also celebrating the documentary medium as a […]Read More Us Kids: the power of youth activism in the fight against gun violence
Encouraging men to read Wattpad or romantic novels featured on #BookTok so they can finally stop asking the question, “what do women want?”Read More Written by a woman: Why Men should read wattpad
Kristen Shrewsbury is an instructional faculty member at JMU who teaches the special topics course WGSS 300: Queer Families. She’s a Harrisonburg native who went to JMU for her undergraduate degree from 1996 to 2001, and began working at JMU as a professional in 2007. She’s married to a same sex spouse and has two […]Read More An interview with JMU professor Dr. Shrewsbury
I decided to interview two very strong women who I hold very near and dear to my heart… My Mother and my Godmother. I chose to interview them because not only are they some of the strongest Black women I know but they hold very high positions in their workplace as well as being a […]Read More Am I seen As Me?
Being queer in both straight and LGBTQ+ spaces can be mentally taxing I work with a close-knit group of fellow college students. We talk about our personal lives, complain about classes, and occasionally go out together on weekends. Some of them, like me, identify as queer. At the office, I made a lighthearted joke when […]Read More Too much, but also not enough
A compiled list of visual artists online to support, including growing Instagram and TikTok painters and small business owners.Read More Feminist Visual Artists to Check Out
I am a junior transfer student here at James Madison University. Therefore, switching from a community college to a university…calls for quite the culture shock overall. As someone who enjoys the gym 24/7, you could call me a “gym enthusiast” if you will. In this blog post, I will be discussing my personal experience as […]Read More GYM CULTURE v. GENDER GAP: A GYM ENTHUSIAST PERSPECTIVE
Germany’s gender pay gap was under 20% for the first time in 2019. This was an exciting accomplishment for Germany. However, it is still not adequate. Right now Germany’s pay gap is at 19.2%. This is higher than the EU average gap, which is 14.1%. Germany has one of the highest gaps in all of […]Read More Germany’s attack on the gender pay gap
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about sex… Sexuality that is. Sexuality has become a more mainstream topic after the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage. I wanted to talk about my experience with sexuality, both in my personal and romantic life. This is just my personal experience with sexuality, […]Read More Let’s Talk About Sex(uality)!