Did you know pregnant women of color are four times more likely to die during child birth than white pregnant women. It is a phenomenon in the health care community. In fact, there are over 830 mothers who die when child bearing everyday around the world. That equals more than 303,000 deaths every year due […]Read More The racial divide impacts childbirth related deaths
I know my last two posts have been about rape, however, I’d like to veer away from that for a second and talk about something that’s been on my mind: sexual health. Last week, our ShoutOut group had a very interesting conversation about sex. More importantly, our sexual health as women. Each woman held a […]Read More Take Care & Take Control
we often equate being unavailable with being in a committed relationship. If you’re uninterested, that is enough to make you unavailable.Read More Ladies… don’t tell him you have a boyfriend.
Picture this… We’re driving down a traffic-less Port Republic Road (just go along with it, ok?). Windows rolled down, hair whipping in the summer breeze, a cloudless blue sky stretches out in front of us, and “Someone That Loves You” by HONNE is blasting through the speakers. We each have a one dip of Kline’s Dairy Bar […]Read More Fade to Black, Role Credits.
The last page of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home is of a younger Bechdel jumping into the outstretched arms of her father in a swimming pool, a fully realized moment of connection that the two were often bereft of. The plot follows Alison Bechdel reflecting on her father’s supposed suicide, showcasing both her relationship […]Read More A Review of Sexuality and Environment in Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home”
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.
With the recent political landscape continuously taking a turn for the worst whilst simultaneously turning against immigrants, refugees, POC, the LGBTQ+ community, Muslims, public and special education programs and women’s rights, etc. it’s become a scary America to exist in. And, with Congressional spite fueling and unnecessary repeal (without a logical replacement, but that’s of […]Read More I-U-Me? A Few Things You Should Know About IUDs
Our very own president is a packaged flaming hot cheeto with peanut butter hair and doll hands. I was tasked with facing that in November, and each day my feminist rage grows. So I wrote a poem that tries to channel my rage into what’s more of a question. Questions I think that As we […]Read More Why so many Questions?
Around 4 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, I sat in Elephant and Castle on Pennsylvania Avenue as President Trump delivered a televised speech to the intelligence community in front of the C.I.A. memorial wall. Around me a rowdy crowd booed and jeered at this man, and outside a steady procession filled the streets in opposition of […]Read More Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Sign
As we unpack our bags after a week at home with family, it’s time to start thinking about the coming weeks, the last weeks of the Fall semester. Because our days are jam-packed with final projects, papers, and exams, I wanted to take the time to stress the importance of making time for self-care in your […]Read More ‘Tis the Season for Practicing Self-Care