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What You Can Do Locally to Help Bring Back Our Girls

By now, I hope you have heard about the tragic abduction of 276 young girls in Nigeria from their school by the Boko Haram militia group. If not, I encourage you to reference articles from CNN and Al Jazeera for a sufficient overview of the developing story. This post isn’t intended to give an extensive…

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Wisdom From This Year

Wow! Is this year over already?! Is it already time to do my “end of the semester reflection” post?? I sat down to write this post and had a lot of things I wanted to write about. Recently I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection about my life and how I’m living it. So, instead of…

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My Year in Review

I find myself in a state of absolute disbelief that my freshman year is coming to an end. As I’m writing this blog post, I am almost one-fourth of the way through college. And I find that slightly scary, but it also feels surprisingly good. But then again, I did have a really great freshman…

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5 Things I Learned This Year

As I wrap up my first year as a graduate student at the University of Minnesota (and my first year as a blogger for the Women’s Center!), I’ve started to reflect on some of the things I’ve learned this year. I moved to Minnesota last August from the East Coast without knowing a single person…

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Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! 1. Read: Minneapolis to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Columbus Day 2. Upcoming Event: Lavender Celebration 3. View: Donald Sterling Won’t Like This 4. Learn about a cause/organization: “I Need Feminism at the U of M Because” (Fill out the survey & be part of…

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Follow Friday: Everyday Feminism

Everyday Feminism is my new favorite feminist blog. If you’re new to feminsm, this is the blog for you. If you’ve been a feminist for years, this is still the blog for you. You can find literally anything you’re looking for in the world of feminsm on this site. Everything from self-love to LGBQTIA topics…

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Lunch with Zadie Smith

Question Prompt: If you had the opportunity to have lunch with any influential woman, who would it be and what would you eat? My high school history teacher told me about a young woman he had come across called Zadie Smith. He knew that I liked to write, that I often thought about identity as…

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[ICYMI] 2nd Women of Color Student Conference

This past Saturday, the Women’s Center hosted its 2nd Women of Color Student Conference, and might we say it was a phenomenal experience! The conference theme was “Loving Each Other Harder: Womyn of Color, Community, and the Intersections of Our Identities,” and the space was nothing short of embracing this essence. Kicking off the event…