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Name: Maya Link
Year: Second year
Major: Biology
Hometown: Richmond, VA

1. What brought you to the Women's Center?
One of my good friends had just participated in YWLP and told me what a great experience she had.

2. If you could describe YWLP or MLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?
supportive, enlightening, powerful

3. What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?
Pi Beta Phi, FPAS

| October 18, 2018 | young-women-leaders-program

It is a time of hyper-partisan politics and corresponding heightened tension around our everyday interactions, especially online. At the Women’s Center, we hear frequently from people looking for support as they seek to engage with the news in ways that are mindful of their personal resources.

By: Abby Palko | October 11, 2018 | interns, counseling

Year: Second
Hometown: Charlottesville
Major: Chemisty & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

1.What brought you to the Women's Center?
I came to the Women's Center because I was looking for a way to get more involved in violence prevention work. I did a lot with it in high school, so after not really knowing where to start my first year, I decided I would apply to the internship to have some more direction my second year.

Every so often, my daughter tries to make me commit at dinner: “No, really, Mommy: what’s your favorite book?” I hedge: favorite 5 authors? Favorite series? Favorite book with yellow on the cover? To be fair, I was absurdly excited when I recently discovered the Japanese concept of tsundoku. “I tsundoku” explains so much of my life.

By: Abby Palko | October 05, 2018 | Palko POV

Getting enough high quality sleep is the one of the best things you can do for your brain and body. No matter what is going on in terms of mood, energy, memory or emotions, sufficient sleep will almost always help. Sleep also does wonders for new learning. Wresting the last few minutes you can out of a day can be very tempting, but the cost in terms of fatigue and forgetfulness the next day is higher than you think.

Try these approaches to getting sufficient sleep:

By: Counseling Staff | October 05, 2018 | Tips

Get to know YWLP intern, Nicole Baker!

Year: 3rd Year
Major: Speech Pathology
Hometown: Woodstock

| October 03, 2018 | young-women-leaders-program, interns

Whenever sexual assault and related topics are receiving intensive coverage in the news, conversations at home, at work or school, and in the media are a strain on the many survivors of these forms of misconduct. It is important to take care of yourself at times like this. 

Major: Area Program in Literary Prose
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, New York
Year: Third

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 27, 2018 | iris, interns

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. 

| September 21, 2018 | iris, Alum Spotlight

“Have you stopped to smell the roses lately?”

By: Latoria White | September 21, 2018 | Tips, counseling