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
I don’t know about y’all, but I am always on the hunt for a new podcast to listen to on my morning commute, one that isn’t stagnant or boring, something that makes me laugh while also making me think. Here are five Podcasts that I wholeheartedly recommend to you to fuel your inner intersectional feminist […]Read More Five Intersectional Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.
When I was ten years old, a boy in my class relayed a discouraging message from his parents. “Boys are better at math and science and girls are better at writing…and history I guess.” Funny how a seemingly innocent comment stayed with me. At the time, I did not believe him, but allowed the generalization to be an excuse […]Read More Let’s Get Physics, Girl (and other sciences)
What does beer have to do with immigration? Maybe a frat boy wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat while watching Fox News report on Trump’s recent travel ban and opening an ice cold brewski — but you’ll have to ask Budweiser for a better explanation. One of America’s favorite beer kingdoms pre-released their Super […]Read More With Beer and Justice for All