Category Archives: Miyako Rauls

Inspiring Stories from Local Women Leaders

I am currently a mentor in the Starr Women Leadership Program (SWLP) and I am really enjoying it. Through this program (which is collaboration between the UMKC Women’s Center and the Women’s Council) I have had the opportunity to attend some great workshop and events to build on my leadership skills.  The Starr program I […]

De-stress to Stay Well

This is a very stressful time of year for many of us.  The holidays and finals can add a lot to our already very full plates.  A recent article that I read stated that stress has a different affect on women than on men. Women are more likely to become stressed because they deal with […]

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project was a play that was developed to inform the public about what really occurred to Matthew Shepard on the nights of October 6-7, 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming.  Shepard was brutally beaten because he was a homosexual.  He suffered fractures to the back of his head and in front of his right ear […]

Amelia Earhart Still Lives On

While reading the US Today, I came across an interesting article that made me realize just how far women have come. The article was discussing Amelia Earhart and a movie about her life that is in theatres now. Amelia Earhart was one of the first female pilots in the early 20th century and the first […]

Your Creation Equals Big Bucks

The week of October 19th we are celebrating “National Love Your Body Day”. This is an annual event held to help women love their bodies just as they are. Also it’s an on-going fight against the media and its horrible portrayal of women using distorted images. They commonly represent women as starved, drug-addicted, surgically-enhanced individuals. […]

The Importance of Global Women’s Health

When you hear the slogan “Healthy Woman, Healthy World” what comes to mind? What should come to mind are the millions of women suffering from preventable illness and disease globally. In many countries around the world, women are the primary caregivers of their families and the lifeblood of their community. When a woman’s ability to […]

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 […]

Work-Life-Social Media Balance

The discussion about the balance of work and social life is one of the oldest with many suggestions. A recent article in WAtoday brings up these factors and also a new one. Not only are people balancing their work-life, family, and social life, but now they have to balance social media. This aspect includes trying […]