As I re-adjust to school after a much-needed Thanksgiving break, I’ve been reflecting on the holiday and the time I spent with my family and friends. At Thanksgiving this year, my entire family gathered at our shared log cabin deep in the woods of Maine. It was wholesome, intimate, and a perfect moment to bond […]Read More thankful
Many of us senior students are approaching the transitional time of leaving school and entering a job or career. Personally, I wanted to touch on this topic because I am going through this transition right now as I approach my graduation date in December. Additionally, as I identify as a woman through this journey of […]Read More do you identify as a woman and are feeling anxious about entering the business arena? here are a few guidelines to help ease the transition:
I had the pleasure of interviewing Lilia Souri, a close friend of mine and a women’s rights activist who works in Brooklyn, NY! We will learn more about Lilia’s past and ideas on being an activist below! We talked about the Iranian Revolution currently happening over women’s rights in Iran and how she views that […]Read More WAKE UP! Big Things are Happening in Iran and You NEED to be Informed.
Hey Besties! Can you believe it’s my last time talking to you? Hella sad faces :(( With this being my last post, I want to present the topic of the “glass ceiling” within the workplace. But, Bestie…What is the Glass Ceiling? The “glass ceiling” is an unofficial, yet, acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, […]Read More the glass ceiling for women in the workplace
Have you been asked by people why you’re still single? Or asked constantly if you’re dating or talking to someone? I have. There is constant pressure for people to be dating or in a relationship, I know I’ve felt that pressure. While being in a relationship may be beneficial in some aspects, you don’t always […]Read More How to thrive single life
Throughout high school, I was very active. I played both field hockey and lacrosse. When I got to JMU and decided not to join any sports, I wanted to continue my fitness, however, the University Recreation Center at JMU always had me wanting to draw away. I usually only worked out in training for the […]Read More Going to the gym as a woman
Roe V Wade is something we are all familiar with as it was the 1973 Supreme Court case that allowed individuals to obtain abortions legally. However, in June, Roe V. Wade was overturned 50 years after its creation and shocked the nation. While many know this happened and know how HUGE a deal this is […]Read More ROE V WADE WAS OVERTURNED: WHAT NOW?
An exploration into the concept of “Clitoracy” My roommate is a women and gender studies minor, so we often get into great discussions about the overlap of the things we learn in classes. Recently, she introduced me to a ted talk from a woman named Sophia Wallace about the concept of Clitoracy. This was a […]Read More The Hole is not the whole
*Content Warning: The following blog contains content about street harassment that can be triggering for some. Have you ever had unwelcome comments, gestures, or acts directed at you by a stranger? I have many times. This is street harassment. Street harassment means disrespectful, offensive, or threatening statements, gestures, or other conduct directed at an individual […]Read More Street Harassment: A Problem That Needs Legal Regulation!
Besties, let’s talk about the media. Specifically, how women are portrayed in the media and advertising. Background: Women have been portrayed as objects of pleasure in the media since the 20th century. A post by Swagata Sen states: Advertisements, music videos, and films dehumanize girls and women and portray them as commodities […] Over the […]Read More SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN IN THE MEDIA