Monthly Archives: April 2010

Celebrities taking a stand against the media’s obsession with “perfect”

Who would have thought that Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson would be the next wave of celebrities taking a stand against the media and our culture’s obsession with perfection? It seems like whenever there is a big tabloid melee about a certain celebrity’s “fat” swimsuit pictures (Think Tyra Banks and Jennifer Love Hewitt), the celebrity in question […]

Go Green with a Diva Cup

Many women today are “going green” which means that they’re buying reusable water bottles, products that are organic or chemical free, and doing a lot of recycling. Unfortunately, it’s generally not very cheap to be environmentally conscious. Most products that are chemical and dye free are often the most expensive as well. Hybrid cars, while […]

The State of Women in the Arts in Kansas City

On Tuesday, April 27, a group of about 30 local arts supporters gathered at the Diastole in downtown Kansas City to discuss the state of women in the arts in Kansas City.  The event was billed as an “Artist Salon” where informal conversation about a shared topic of concern could take place amongst the diverse, […]

UMKC Takes Back the Night

Last night the UMKC Women’s Center hosted the march and rally, Take Back the Night. It all began in the UMKC quad with everyone gathering to make posters for the march and enjoy some free pizza and snag a free t-shirt courtesy of the APC. The posters included sayings to help promote awareness about sexual […]

Honoring Women Who Have Paved the Way to Our Success

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes’; they will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes.’” — Clare Boothe Luce There have been many women who have broken barriers that have allowed for more women to do […]

Have you heard about Denim Day?

Maybe you have heard murmurings, maybe you have seen it in the news, but do you know what it is really about? I didn’t until this April. In preparation for our Women’s Center events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I learned about Denim Day and what it stands for. This year, Denim Day falls on […]

Women’s Healthy Eating

A study by Science Daily proved what most of us have already known:  Women are healthier than men.  The study also proved that one of the reasons for this was that women had healthier eating habits than men.  According to the study, men were more likely to eat more meat like duck, veal, and ham […]

Be the Match

We are posting this because Mel Tyler needs your help and his UMKC family is rallying to his aid and hope you will as well. Mel Tyler is Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the University of Missouri—Kansas City (UMKC).  He has spent his entire professional career in education, serving in various […]

I Am Not My Hair

I recently had a conversation with some of my friends that I found perplexing.  We were discussing hair.  My friends all thought that long hair was more beautiful and that it could boost a girl’s self-esteem because it could make her feel prettier.  I found this “theory” a little flawed.  Although, I recognize that most […]

The Big Read Comes to Kansas City

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) launched The Big Read in 2007, an initiative to bring reading back into the forefront of American culture. Now there are over 800 participating communities across the nation who have received grants to host the Big Read program. The Big Read program is designed to allow people to […]