It’s my final semester here at JMU and as I approach the end of this very long and tiring journey, I am flooded with a mix of emotions. While I feel grateful for the opportunities and support that aided in my growth along the way, I also feel wildly disappointed… even a little mad. I know there are […]Read More Failures of the American Education System
In our newsroom discussion on November 2nd, 2021, we discussed the feminist issues within recent news including sexual assault controversies in public schools, updates on the Texas abortion ban, and girls’ education after the Taliban. The stories we shared allowed for conversation and thought through a feminist lens. Locals news: New Virginia laws are under […]Read More Newsroom roundup 11/02/21
After Afghanistan fell under Taliban rule on August 15, 2021, women hid in their homes, fearing for their lives. The educated burned their diplomas, struck with the memories of the Taliban’s last takeover in 1996 when nearly all education was banned for women, enforced through obscene, fatal measures. Women were killed for attending co-education classes […]Read More The Taliban’s “Gentle” Approach to Women’s Rights
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
The 3 letter word no one wants to talk about but everyone wants to be good…SEX. Why is it important to have better sex ed?…For better sex of course!Read More Let’s Talk About Sex Baby
Learn about the vulnerabilities the LGBTQ+ population face during this pandemic and have endured as a communityRead More How COVID-19 is Affecting the Queer Community
Hello! The angry black woman is back and in action. Did you miss me? Here is an update since my last post. I have decided to make this a series because several things make me angry as a black woman, and rightfully so. This is a series based on facts and experience. So, let us […]Read More Diary of an Angry Black Woman Pt. 2
—–That’s 30+ classes, 30+ professors that I’ve been exposed to and only TWO were black women… Now, as a senior at James Madison University who has been an advocate for diversity and deeply involved in the Center for Multicultural Student Services, the lack of diversity on this campus isn’t a new topic for me. Quite […]Read More How Many Black Female Professors Have You Had? 4 Years & I’ve Had 2.
Do we owe the “caravan” members anything?Read More STOP THE IMMIGR-HATE
If you are going to be a feminist, be a good one; don’t just look out for the feminists that look and live like you. Look out for the women (and all humans) at every corner of your society. Justice for all, not just for some.Read More Migrant Mothers: proving that feminism must be intersectional.