Unfortunately many women have lots to fear in this world while walking alone. I thought it would be comforting to attend a self-defense class and share that knowledge with our readers. Although I still recommend attending a self-defense class yourself, here is quick synopsis of what I’ve learned: Be Aware: Just being aware of what… Read More Self Defense 101
When people think about college culture what often comes to mind is positive: opportunity, challenges and fun along the way. The media portrays this utopian college experience: living in dorms, strolling through a beautiful campus to class and going out to bars with friends with the only worry being the massive workload college presents. But… Read More Rape Culture on College Campuses
While browsing Facebook I saw someone share an image that said; “If women want to close the wage gap they should start majoring in engineering and stop majoring in dance.” I laughed in disbelief, thinking to myself; “He has no idea how the wage gap works.” But then I thought; “Do I even know how… Read More Continuing the Wage Gap
I dread the “What are you majoring in?” question. This is unfortunate because it is asked quite often amongst college students. I am pretty sure I am not the only one who loathes this icebreaker question. As a sociology major, I have a prepared arsenal of justifications for choosing my major. Every major seems to… Read More The War on College Majors
Growing up, my parents encouraged me to pursue a career that would allow me to support a family on my own. My father stressed the importance of this because he was concerned I would become dependent on someone else. I totally agree with this sentiment. But at the same time, whenever I would discuss what… Read More Kids or Career?
Make sure your work is something you enjoy. You may not love every single class, assignment, or task in school or at work. But for the most part you should enjoy, be interested in, and/or be passionate about what you are doing. What’s the point in sticking with a major or job that you dread?… Read More How to succeed without sacrificing your well-being: Advice based on one woman’s 21 years