“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
On September 14th, we discussed local, national, and global news from feminist standpoints. This included information about a local professor aiming to educate college students on the election process, a governor in South Carolina introducing a 15-week abortion ban, and a Saudi Arabian woman being prosecuted for tweets. Local: Professor Bobby G. Gentry of Bridgewater […]Read More NewsRoom Roundup September 14th, 2022
Despite individuals with disabilities account for a large portion of the population, there is still a lack of advocacy and proper policies to accommodate these individuals. This is due to barriers many people with disabilities face such as fewer economic opportunities, higher poverty as well as access to necessary health resources. These barriers make it […]Read More Facing BARRIERS: WOMEN AND DISABILITIES
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 unironically love James Madison University. Like an I bleed purple and gold kind of love. And if you are reading this there is a pretty good chance that you are part of the JMU community too. By now you know that campus is littered with flyers for upcoming events and your social media feed […]Read More You Actually Want To Go To This
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!
For those who attended high school, especially for junior and senior year, or have experienced the pressure to continue to higher education you know the stress that is common during the application process. We are always told that it is worth it in the end, that after the anxiety of applying and getting in some […]Read More Trans Students’ experiences on College Campuses
As a cisgender woman, I am in no way speaking on others’ experiences with or regarding transgender identity positionally. Despite this, this is my experience and exploration when one of my friends started dating a transgender male and how I approached the conversation with her (cisgender woman). In my identity positionally, I had a lot […]Read More MY GROWTH ABOUT DIFFERING IDENTITIES THROUGH THE HELP OF MY FRIEND
how sorority recruitment limits women’s uniqueness I am a woman in a sorority and i’ll be the first to say that contrary to popular belief, social sororities have more benefits than they do detriments (that is, in my experience). However, when the familiar recruitment season comes around, it seems as if sororities are less about […]Read More Individuality in a sea of “basic”
“Hey girl, you take quiz three yet? Your bed looks so cozy behind you. But it would look better with me in it.” Okay, so no one has ever said that to me. However, I have had my fair share of men slide into my Zoom direct messages in class. Yes, you read that right – slide into my Zoom dms. Let me paint the picture for you: Wednesday afternoon […]Read More Is Sliding into Zoom DMs the New Thing?