“Hello Friends and Welcome back” Today I wanted to get into the nitty gritty and allow myself to share a few experiences of my own. I feel like I skipped a few steps, so let me reverse and formally introduce myself. To all who do not know. This is my second year here at James […]Read More Declassified Guide PresenTs: The dating Life of a Black Women PWI Edition
Just over the weekend, downtown Harrisonburg, VA hosted its annual International Festival. Marking its 25th annual celebration, the International Festival is an outdoor, flea-market style event that invites people of the Harrisonburg community to a festival of food, handcrafted arts, and other goods made by people of various international origins within the community. Despite the […]Read More harrisonburg’s international festival: Through a feminist lens
How do you appropriately start a JMU football game? Any guesses? The answer is an old-fashioned tailgate, a tent full of food, drinks, and A LOT of spirit wear. I have seriously never seen so much JMU gear in my entire life. Then, it was onto the next step; walking into the Bridgeforth stadium where […]Read More JMU FOOTBALL VS. SEXISM
Will Smith and Chris Rock may have stolen the media’s attention from this year’s Oscars, but don’t let that distract you from the list of achievements from stars in marginalized communities. Award shows are known for their history of being white-washed and male dominant. Insider lists some scary statistics, including the fact that 89% of […]Read More Inclusion & The Oscars
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
It saves my friends from an uncomfortable interaction down the road, makes me feel more comfortable, and allows them to engage in a safe space for dialogue. So, it does start with us and just a simple conversation.Read More ADDRESSING GENDER STEREOTYPES WITH YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS IS HARD…BUT I DID IT!
Pardon me while I fangirl a bit. But the “pulchritude” spelling, “I’m sorry to this man” saying, Millennial Queen Keke Palmer descended upon James Madison University via zoom. The Center for Multicultural Student services hosted Women’s History Month Speaker Keke Palmer on Mar. 17, 2021. And the gag is, Ms. Lauren Keyana Palmer dropped numerous […]Read More Keke Palmer Event Recap
Fashion. Feminists. Can these two coexist? In past years, it seemed impossible. The fashion industry has often been criticized for using models who are extremely tall and thin, and don’t represent realistic body images for women. Although there has been a movement in recent years to change this, there are still some serious issues. Aerie, […]Read More Fashion Week: Feminists Take Over The Runway
On Wednesday April 10th I attended the University Health Center’s second annual Men & Violence Panel in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The five panelists were Dr. Tim Miller, Dr. Steve Grande, Dr. Hakseon Lee, Jordan Todd, and Ross Erb. The purpose of this event is to promote the fact that sexual assault and […]Read More University Health Center Presents: Men & Violence
On Sunday March 23rd, an annual event called Women in Focus was held at the Court Square Theater. Each year the event focuses on women in some aspect. This year they concentrated on female caregivers such as women who care for their aging parents. Alzheimer’s disease runs in my mother’s side of the family. Both […]Read More Take Care of Our Caretakers!