Disclaimer: I am a current tour guide here at JMU. I have spent the past two years trying to make our training more inclusive for our guides after reflecting on the centrality of privileged identities in our tours. But even after an overhaul, there is still work to be done. It’s a sunny afternoon, the […]Read More A Campus Tour Through a Queer Lens
After ordering graduation announcements a few days ago, my mom hops on a call with me and exclaims, “you think these cards were made out of gold!” This got me thinking – to participate in graduation, a student must shovel out even more cash to the university to engage in ‘graduation culture.’ Let’s take a […]Read More The Pitfalls of Graduation Culture
Learn more about the book club WAKE UP on JMUs campus, creating conversations around race and identity.Read More JMU WAKE UP: Intersections of Whiteness and Identity
More updates on the Coronavirus and how the world is handling it.Read More THIS WEEK’S NEWSROOM
After my international trip I returned to chaos and sadness. Here are my thoughts…Read More The World I Returned To
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?
Dear Professors of this P.W.I. (@JMU) “Well, I can see that you’re female, and I can also see that you’re black.” “Did you know your last name was a slave last name?” “I loved pointing out to my racist father we too had a black person’s last name.” “Do you know what PWI means? You […]Read More Dear Professors of This P.W.I. (@JMU)
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.
Local James Madison news consists of many sports updates, scores, charts, etc. But the sport that I never would expect to be at the top of the list was the Women’s Golf Team. To be honest, I never knew JMU even had one. The Women’s Golf Team scored 11th overall in their invitational in South […]Read More Newsroom
I figured I should start with a little bit of background and context before we dive into the meat and potatoes of this blog. I’m a sophomore communications major who hasn’t picked their focus yet. I’m a white guy from northern VA. I’m also a member of a fraternity. So, let’s put it all together, […]Read More Gym Talk and Frat Bros, What More Could You Want?