If there is one word that captures Dorrie Fontaine’s contributions to the University of Virginia, its School of Nursing and her leadership, it would be “compassion.”More Information
A recent visit I paid to a meeting of our Iris team put me in mind of a CD that lives in my car. A friend burned it for me nearly 20 years ago, and any three notes from it instantly remind me of that season of my life.
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.
Like every other movement for equal access, the call for women’s access to education at UVA was successful because of the number of people who fought together – and was marked by its own problems and oversights. Continued progress, as always, depends upon self-reflection and willingness to grow, both as individuals and as a community.
Last month I found myself sitting around a stranger’s kitchen table with a group of sexual...
The silver metallic ink may have faded a bit, but the words are still clearly visible: “For Abby...
A few weeks ago, I was kneading bread and thinking about capitalism.
I spent fall break...
The Women's Center Free Legal 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.
An appointment is required. You can schedule an appointment one of three ways:
Stop by the Women’s Center to spend some time with our therapy dog, Poe! Poe is a six-year-old Goldendoodle, certified as a Canine Good Citizen and trained as a Psychiatric Service dog. You can find Poe and his owner, Cathy Erickson, in the lower level lounge of the Women’s Center during his office hours. Take a break from studying and come by for pets, snuggles, and refreshments!
Roxane Gay calls Morgan Jerkins “a writer to be reckoned with.” Jerkins is the author of This Will Be My Undoing - Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America. She is also an associate editor at Catapult whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, Vogue, the New York Times, The Atlantic, Elle, Rolling Stone, Lenny, and BuzzFeed, among many others.
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