Category Archives: Thoughts from the WC Staff

What I Love About My School

The path I’ve taken in my higher education was by no means planned out. I graduated high school not knowing at all what I wanted to do, and put off the decision to come to Ohio University until the last … Continue reading

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Congratulations Ann Brown! Our Empowering Women Award Recipient!

This past Saturday, February 6, the Women’s Center, Bobcat Athletics, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program celebrated our 6th annual celebration of OHIO Women Leaders. The event took place at the OU Women’s basketball game against Northern Illinois … Continue reading

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Bravery

What does it mean to be brave? I once heard this story about my favorite comic artist Lynda Barry. A friend of mine went to a speech she was giving. Lynda Barry got behind the podium and started to talk … Continue reading

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#WomanHeroMonthly

This November’s #WomanHeroMonthly shed some light to the wage gap that is still affecting women no matter the occupation. Jennifer Lawrence (aka J. Law) is no stranger to showbiz (or the money that comes with it) from her portrayal of … Continue reading

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Reflecting on YWLP from the Other Side

Now that this is my second year as facilitator I wanted to take this time to reflect on my time in this program. As someone who has experienced the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) from both sides of the coin … Continue reading

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Being an Ally to the Black Community

When I first read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh, my jaw hung open. As I read McIntosh’s list of daily effects of white privilege, I felt absolutely overcome with emotion. I had never understood, or thought … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Kids and Hairy Legs

Working at a summer camp over the summer taught me a lot about people. For seven hours every day I was surrounded by young people, ages 5-12, and I was constantly observing and processing their behavior.  It was an anthropological … Continue reading

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