Hi everyone! I’ll be doing a three-part series on what it’s like to be a first-generation Hispanic college student. I’m writing this in hopes that other young women like me will read this and see that they’re not alone.Both my parents came to the U.S. in their early 20’s in search of a better life. […]Read More First Gen
I’m baaaaaaaaack for one last time! As I close out the semester and my Diary of an Angry Black Woman trilogy, I want to thank everyone who has read my blog post and supported our blogs this semester. Often, students do not have the opportunity to express themselves on a platform such as this. Thank […]Read More Diary of an Angry Black Woman pt. 3
I can’t concentrate My mind hanging on by a thread I can’t even think straight My thoughts won’t cooperate Like racing wildfires, they’re so widespread I can’t concentrate Am I gaining weight again? Another diet has been misled I can’t even think straight Wait — What was I thinking about again? I […]Read More Living with ADHD
In one of my previous blogs I discussed my recent feelings of Impostor Syndrome as a new transfer student this semester. An article from The Chronicle defines impostor syndrome as “an internal experience of intellectual phoniness”. As the semester slowly comes to an end I have been reflecting on it and how my feelings of […]Read More Reflecting on My First Semester at JMU
I just transferred to JMU this semester from Blue Ridge Community College. Last semester I was constantly anxious about getting into JMU, making good grades, and (ironically enough) not getting too anxious. I had to put in a lot of effort to raise my GPA to get into JMU. I didn’t do well my freshman […]Read More Spring Cleaning My Mind
Just because I identify as black doesn’t mean I want to discuss my experience as being black like I’m some sort of foreign being and I want my non-POC (person of color) counterpart to “take me to their leader”.Read More Unapologetically Black & I Don’t Need to Explain.
This exact story was sent out through ShoutOut! JMU as a quick hit, but I feel like it deserves a bit more attention. Let’s go back to our middle school days. These days school was long, acne was emerging, and bullies were at their peak. However, middle school is around the time that we tend […]Read More A shirt called feminist