Monthly Archives: September 2009

School and Pregnancy: Is It an Either Or?

In a recent article, a woman by the name of Tara faced unfair discrimination while attending Sacred Heart University in Connecticut because she was pregnant. First, she was asked to stop coaching basketball, because she was considered a “distraction.” She was a coach on a basketball team at a summer camp — in what way […]

Miyako Rauls: My Life in a Nut Shell

Hi all, My name is Miyako Rauls and I am a first generation college student. My parents were unable to attend university but they always put education first. I am majoring in Nursing with a Minor in Spanish (I know I am crazy!). I want to be a Nurse Midwife in an urban clinic teaching […]

Meet Nicole Reeves

My name is Nicole Reeves and I am a senior at UMKC majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. I hope to to pursue law in the future. I have worked at the Women’s Center as a work study for ten month. Working here has allowed me to get more involved with the […]

Taking Care of Ourselves

As we come to the end of September, I’d like to mention that it was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is an illness that women are often unaware that they have because the symptoms can go unnoticed or ignored. Because of this, ovarian cancer can go undetected for several months, and once discovered, the […]

Sororities: Is it really just about partying?

“Party girls. Dummies. Easy.” These are just a few of the titles that women in sororities are frequently labeled. This past weekend I went to see, “Sorority Row” and although the movie was entertaining, I could not help but be offended by the way sororities were represented. As a member of a sorority, I take […]

Walk A Mile…2009 Pics, Highlights, & Thanks!

Is there anything harder than walking in heels up and down hills or stairs or while pushing a stroller on a college campus? Last night on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, nearly a hundred men found out first hand and gained a new appreciation for what women are put through to look […]

Men March on Campus in High Heels to End Violence

Yesterday, hundreds of UMKC students, staff, faculty, and Kansas City community members gathered on campus to participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. In support of putting a stop to the violence against women, men slipped on high heels and literally walked […]

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 2009 — Update

Walk a Mile 2009 is on! TODAY, Tuesday, September 22 @ 5:30 p.m. Kick off from the University Playhouse, corner of 51st and Holmes Streets. More details online at

Introducing Brandon Bone

Greetings! My name is Brandon and I am a Work-Study student at the Women’s Center for the 2009/2010 academic year. Last fall, after several years toiling in the workforce, I decided to return to university to finally complete a degree (or two), and am currently working on a BA in German with a minor in […]

Lakeshia Moore: Future Teacher

Howdy,My name is LaKeshia Marie and I am a senior majoring in Elementary Education and I am super excited about having my very own classroom next fall! At UMKC I really enjoy all of the organizations and clubs that they have available to students. I think that being involved makes for a more enjoyable college […]