Happy 4/20, y’all! Whether or not you are part of the 55 million Americans that regularly smoke, I hope you’re spending your day in true stoner fashion: relaxing on your couch, crushing through bags of chips while marathoning Broad City. But today isn’t all about getting high and vegging out. For the past few decades, […]Read More Marijuana Legalization is a Feminist Issue
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!
While therapy and medications are baselines for many people with mental health struggles, adopting an ESA can supplement recovery in joyful, sustainable ways.Read More A Tail of EmPAWerment: Dedicated to My Emotional Support Dog
I kindly interrupt your normally student-led programming and casual Sunday drive to gush about the literal and figurative magic seen + felt at yesterday’s Women’s March on Washington, held in our nation’s capital. I hope you’ll join me as I wax poetic for few moments on the immense privilege it was to be joined by […]Read More JMU Students are Showing Up and Doing The Work
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?
Let me preface by saying that the National Young Feminist Leadership conference provided a substantial service in its education on cultivating political involvement. Teaching young people the means to get engaged in civic movements and political activities is an unquestionably necessary route to combating regressive policies such as abortion restrictions, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, […]Read More Progressive Politics and the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
One of my favorite parts of feminism is the emphasis that is put on being an ally. ShoutOut has seen many bloggers and editors come and go, but they have all remained a part of our little community as some of our biggest supporters. Recently, former editor Shannon Garner paid a visit to our newsroom […]Read More Your Virtual Reality May Be Someone Else’s Reality