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One Sunday in April when the trees were flowering and a cool wind blew through in advance of rain, I attended a workshop on Grounds entitled, “Learning to See One Another: Meditative Practices and Social Justice.” Eboni Bugg, the presenter, advocated the notion of an expanding self. Don’t think of yourself as a solid rainbow, she explained, but rather as droplets of water interacting with light.

By: Abby Palko | May 01, 2018 | Palko POV

Melissa Levy obtained her Ph.D. through the Curry School and became influential in creating the Youth and Social Innovation major, which she now teaches in. Levy also collaborates with the Women’s Center on the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP).

By: Hailey Ross | April 25, 2018 | Women on Grounds

This piece has been reprinted from UVA Today. You can find the original article here.


When University of Virginia alumna Sharon L. Wood was about 8 years old, her father, a civil engineer, took her to a construction site where he was working.

By: Anne Bromley | April 23, 2018 | Awards

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center is pleased to announce that Margaret Edwards, LPC, will be our new Program Director for Counseling & Wellness Services. As a counselor at the Women's Center since 2009, Margaret has provided individual and group counseling to UVA students, staff, and members of the Charlottesville community with a focus on helping clients who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

By: Leigh Ann Carver | April 23, 2018 | counseling

Your heart is racing, you’re losing sleep, your appetite is changing…is it love? Nope. It’s EXAMS! Stress is a normal reaction to an event or occasion where we need to do our best. The good news is that there are ways to manage stress so that we can function and be successful.

By: Alison Kuhn | April 13, 2018 | Tips, blog


Rachel Most may have said it best in accepting our 2017 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award last fall: “We need to recognize one another, support each other, hold one another up, and push each other forward.”
We do just that at the Women’s Center every day. Now, we have a CHALLENGE for YOU!
Help us meet the $10,000 matching challenge offered by UVA alumna Laura Burrows (CLAS ‘78)! Support the Women’s Center during Giving to Hoos Day on Tuesday, April 10.

| April 09, 2018 |

Get to know Body Positive team intern, Peaches! 

Year: 2nd
Major: Women Gender & Sexuality Studies and Statistics
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

| April 03, 2018 | Body Positive, interns

When you are in a relationship with someone who has been harmed, it is difficult to know how to help your partner while also managing your own reactions. Some of the reactions you may have are:

By: Alison Kuhn | April 01, 2018 | Tips, counseling

I’ve spent a lot of time putting things in boxes and taking them back out again in the past two years. I’ve moved from five states away to Virginia to take the position here at the Women’s Center. In my time here, I’m already in my third office. In the process, I’ve come to physically understand just how many books I own (hint: a lot!).

By: Abby Palko | March 28, 2018 | Palko POV

Anda Webb has been working for the University of Virginia since 1987. As vice provost for administration and chief of staff, she oversees an annual total of more than $400 million in budgets for the University’s schools and academic centers. In her prior role as associate dean in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Webb was responsible for creating the University’s first part-time degree program for adult students.

By: Hailey Ross | March 28, 2018 | Women on Grounds