In countries around the world, something as simple as a carefully constructed string of colored beads can enable birth attendants to guide birthing women and their babies safely through “the most dangerous day.” Here in Charlottesville, traditional approaches inform the ways that our Rodriguez Lecturer Rachel Zaslow teaches women to help each other achieve better outcomes for families of color.
Nicky Demitry, Women's Center intern with the Social Media Marketing Team, sat down with Claire Poumerol and Jaqui Arechiga to talk about the culture and community of the University Salsa Club and their inspiration for an all-female dance. Read this excerpt from her interview as they explore how Salsa Club balances the sensuality of dance with consent and safety, and how it promotes body positivity and confidence.
You can find the full interview over at Iris Magazine.
More often than not, we find that our holidays don’t turn out to be quite as easy-going and fun as we expect them to be. Many problems that occur during the holidays are a result of unrealistic expectations we set. One expectation could be that it should be a magical time (and often it can be).
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Become familiar with various definitions and UVA’s policies. Learn about trauma and the neuroscience of trauma and how it impacts a survivor’s responses. Hear from survivors who tell their stories, and learn about resources on and off grounds so that you can help your peers in need. For a reservations, email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clinic is staffed by local attorneys who offer pro bono legal counseling to Charlottesville community members and University employees. The Clinic is designed to provide general legal counseling and information about legal options. Our Free Legal Clinic occurs every second and fourth Wednesday of the month While the Women’s Center is under renovation, you will find our Legal Clinic just next door in OpenGrounds (1400 University Avenue).
Lulu Miller is a current VFH residential Fellow, a co-founder of the podcast Invisibilia and an independent author. She will present her research for an upcoming book in a talk titled "Why Fish Don't Exist: The Danger of Categorization, from Ichthyology to Eugenics."