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January 12, 2021

We've been eager for Austin Channing Brown to return since her presentations here last February. Join us in hearing more from her on January 20.

Here in Charlottesville, the violence at the US Capitol last week was especially painful to watch, challenging beyond what our usual messages about self-care can address. In the more than three years since August 11-12, 2017, we have seen so many of you engaged in working for equity and justice, and we know that seeing lessons not learned more widely since then makes this work more daunting.

December 04, 2020

Claire Buckholz

YWLP offers young women a variety of ways to be involved with mentoring during their UVA years – and Claire Buckholz has served in ALL of them. Most students in YWLP serve as Big Sisters who mentor local middle school girls. Some of them return for another year in the program as mentoring group facilitators for a group of Big and Little Sisters. Others shift to supporting the program on the YWLP intern team working closely with our staff.

November 19, 2020

Name: Sibel Al-Barzinji
Major: Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies
Year: Fourth-Year

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
I wanted to work with a group that uplifts marginalized communities and raises awareness on issues that matter!

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?
Any day that has involved basking in the sun on the lawn.

3.    Who is a woman that inspires you?
Ilhan Omar.

November 15, 2020

We’re entering the last full week of classes in perhaps the weirdest and most stressful semester of our college careers! While going home for the next two months might be a relief for some, the holiday season can be stressful for many, including me. Maybe you’re getting ready to face some judgmental family members, you’re nervous about a dramatic change in your routine, or you’re worried about the indulgent foods, desserts, and drinks that inevitably come with holiday celebrations… or maybe it’s a combination of all three and more.

November 12, 2020

Name: Alyssa Candelmo
Major: Foreign Affairs, Minor in Psychology
Year: Fourth

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I joined the Women’s Center to not only make a positive impact on the lives of my fellow students, but also to serve the Charlottesville community as a whole.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

November 08, 2020

When trying to create a Body Positive atmosphere within our relationships, one area where we can potentially send messages that uphold societal standards and expectations is how we show love and praise to others.

If our only compliments to our friends and loved ones are based on their appearance, we inadvertently send the message that one’s value lies in their appearance. In addition, if we compliment someone on losing weight or appearing thinner, we uphold messages that glorify thinness as an ideal body type or goal. 

November 05, 2020

Name: Samantha Owens
Major: American Government
Year: Fourth

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I saw the booth at orientation and knew it was something I wanted to be involved in eventually.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

A class trip I had to the Special Collections Library where we traced the history of writing through the items they have there.

3.    Who is a woman that inspires you?

October 29, 2020

Name: Rachel Dadoo
Major: Economics- Pre Comm track
Year: Second

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

My first-year RA inspired me to apply to the Women's Center because she would always tell me about the amazing opportunities she had while being an intern. The women's Center is more than just a program, it's a family of incredible women who motivate and inspire each other to be the best versions of ourselves.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

October 28, 2020

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Graphic by Kim Salac

View the (re)present Exhibits Now!

View the (re)present jury selections and other submissions in our virtual gallery or the exhbit in-person in Clemons Library

October 22, 2020

Name: Evie Galvan
Major: Women and Gender Studies, dance minor
Year: Fourth

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I wanted to be part of a supportive community of individuals with similar goals and passions to mine.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

The Aminé concert.

3.    Who is a woman that inspires you?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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