September 27, 2018
Major: Area Program in Literary Prose
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, New York
1. What brought you to the Women's Center?
I came to the Women's Center in hopes of not being a single voice for black women on Grounds, but becoming a medium that allows ALL our differing and intersectional voices to be heard.
September 21, 2018
Tell us a bit about what you’re doing now and how you got to where you are:
I currently am on fellowship at UVA for visual art. I also work part-time for Iris Magazineas an illustrator. My illustrations often address identity, feminism, and political issues. My paintings however are more abstract and address the nuances of memory and my own personal experiences.
February 01, 2018
August 30, 2017
What drew you to the Iris internship, and/or what types of stories or subject areas do you hope to experiment with or specialize in for Iris?
September 28, 2016
Get to know Iris Magazine intern, Pinky Hossain!
Major: English with a concentration in fiction writing
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia
December 16, 2015
Get to know Iris intern, Allyson Cartwright!
Major: English, minor Middle Eastern Studies
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
December 04, 2015
Iris Magazine invited members of the UVA community to attend a pop-up photo gallery at OpenGrounds. The "Every Body has a Story to Tell" exhibit focused on the relationships women have with their bodies, giving them the opportunity to be photographed in a way they wanted to be seen. Click here to see the entire online photo collection and learn more about the project.
October 28, 2015
Get to know Iris intern, Kimia Nikseresht!
Major: Sociology and Spanish
Hometown: Shiraz, Iran
April 29, 2015
In the United States today, women make up an estimated 47 percent of the workforce. In the science and engineering field, however, women are far less represented than men. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women hold only 25 percent of occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, and only 13 percent of occupations in engineering.
March 18, 2015
The following has been re-printed from Iris Magazine with permission from the author.