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Welcome Lydia to the Women’s Center Blogging Team!

Uh, Hello. It’s Lydia. Apart from being aware of my awkwardness (look at my difficulty in coming up with a title and appropriate introduction) and identifying as pretty introverted person—I would have to say that it is my experiences that have greatly influenced the person that I am today. My name is Lydia Negussie. I…

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Welcome Rebecca to the UMN Women’s Center Blogging Team

Hello everyone! My name is Rebecca Lieser and I am so excited to begin blogging for the Women’s Center! I am a sophomore studying Political Science, Global Studies, and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. After my undergrad, I want to go onto law school and pursue a career in international public law. As an advocate…

Meet Molly!

Season’s greetings, readers! I’m thrilled to be writing my first blog for the Women’s Center at the University of Minnesota. As a writing major, I’m constantly looking for creative outlets. The Women’s Center’s blog is inspiring. There is nothing quite like reading a collection of thoughts that is progressive in improving the lives of women…

Meet our new blogger, Maddy!

I am very happy and excited to be blogging for the Women’s Center this upcoming semester. I can’t wait to share my ideas and opinions on women’s issues. As a Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) major, I have always had a special affinity towards issues surrounding the way gender plays into the way we…

Meet your newest volunteer blogger!

Hey everybody! My name is Jessica, the newest addition to the wonderful group of female bloggers at the U of M’s Women’s Center. I feel extremely honored to write for such an amazing organization, and best of all, to write for you all! First, let me inform you on my past blogging experience…cough..cough..oh wait, there…

What’s it to You?: Marriage and Normalcy

Recently there has been much debate surrounding the idea of marriage and children as agents of normalization, and how the fight for marriage equality and family equality is a fight for the ability to buy into normalcy, and is a fight that is only acknowledging privileged demographics. This has been a huge factor in the…

Cheers to Meeting Yet Another Person with the Name Sam

Hi! As you might’ve guessed by the title, my name is Sam. I’m actually Samantha, but that’s only my name on the first day of classes and when my mom yells at me. I’m nearly 20-years-old (that sounds so much more elegant than 19-years-old), and I’m a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. I’m a…

It’s me, Heidi!

Oh, hello readers! I’m finally getting around to writing an introductory post, though I really don’t need to tell you this since you had no idea that I was even here! (After asking the staff at the Women’s Center if I could please please blog, because I have so much to say, I had one…

New Blogger on the Scene ;)

To all of our readers, newbies and veterans, greetings! My name is Amber Jones, and this year I am one of the Communications Interns for the Women’s Center. Taylor Kippels is the other Communications Intern, so this year we’re bringing double the trouble! I will be more of the social media maven, and hopefully every…