SELF-CARE AS NECESSITY

Kiaya Sechrest | Outreach Coordinator Growing up, my mom taught me the importance of my mental health.  As early as fifth grade, I can remember her letting me stay home from school for what she called “Mental Health Days.” Sometimes this meant I was allowed to stay home in bed to read a book all […]

GUN VIOLENCE IS AN INTERSECTIONAL ISSUE

Kelli Slogan | Contributor All over the nation, young people are making bold strides to break the cycle of mass shootings that have become commonplace in today’s America. Exactly a month following the attack in Parkland, Florida that took the lives of 17 people, students organized nationwide walkouts. On March 24, the March for Our […]

WHY, HOW, WHEN, WHO

Kathryn Fleisher | Contributor Why?   Her safety and her independence; Her autonomy and her authority. Her freedom and her brilliance; Her and dreams and her security.   If not why, then how?   Expand understanding; And nurture healthy community. Of equality, be demanding; In eliminating inopportunity.   If not how, then when?   Not […]

SHE’S THE FIRST, AND SHE NEEDS YOU

Kelli Slogan | Contributor “I am a girl, and I am better than you think, sturdier than I look, smarter than you know, braver than I show, and stronger than you believe.” – Deepa, a scholar supported by She’s the First As intersectional feminists, we know two of the most crucial factors to achieve our […]

WOMEN STILL HAVE TO BATTLE SEXISM AT THE 2018 OLYMPICS

Sidney Walter | Contributor In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding Larry Nassar and the US gymnastics team, it is clear that too many of our current institutions neglect the responsibility of protecting and supporting young women. This year’s Olympic Games in Pyeongchang were no exception.  Whether it be the abhorrent abuse of […]