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
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.
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.
“Have you stopped to smell the roses lately?”
Major: Economics and Political Philosophy, Policy, & Law
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Here at UVA, the 400+ graduates of the Exceptional Assistants Seminar Series sponsored by Talent Development form a network that focuses on personal development and community service.
This article has been reprinted from UVA Today.
Deborah E. McDowell’s colleagues at the University of Virginia call her a “trailblazer,” note her collaborative activities and point to her commitment to diversify not only the faculty on Grounds, but throughout the nation. The University’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center will give McDowell the 2018 Zintl Leadership Award this fall for these and other long-time efforts.
Get to know Craig Wendelken, a big brother with our Men's Leadership Project!
Major: Mechanical Engineering, Biology
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Most of us in the UVA and Charlottesville communities remember where we were or what we were doing during the events of August 11th and 12th in 2017. The horrifying events of that weekend had a significant impact on many, especially those directly affected by the violence and those dealing with current or past cultural and community trauma.
Everyone struggles with stress and anxiety sometimes. We are biologically programmed to assess for threat related to safety, both in our physical environment and in our relationships.
In small doses, it is a good thing. If a car runs a red light just as we are about to cross the street, anxiety helps activate the muscles needed to jump out of the way. If our partner is sick, we will feel stressed and worried because we need stable, connected relationships to feel safe.