Take Charge of Your Feminist Education

While your feminist experience and education may lead you in many different directions, I would like to thank you for making this step here whether it’s your first or one of many. Caring and sharing the views of gender equity and equality can be challenging, but you are not alone. Come see what the fun is all about…

Now that you’ve become acquainted with the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center (MSWC), I encourage you to check out the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics on campus. Both Centers have programs, events, and activities that place gender equity in the forefront! Additionally, Catt Hall offers leadership certificates, internships and scholarships: http://cattcenter.las.iastate.edu/leadership/

If, like me, you want to make a difference through social media, Sarah Granger has some awesome advice. While I haven’t been able to read her book, The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life-Online and Off, yet, I can share a recent article she published through Ms. Magazine: http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/09/15/5-steps-to-social-change-through-digital-engagement/

One of Sarah Granger’s tips included identifying key voices. One of the most important voices to me is Eve Ensler. Being a part of One Billion Rising is a great way to be involved in feminist activism: http://www.onebillionrising.org

Sign up and see what is happening around the world as well as what events you can participate in close to home!

Interested in what else is going on around the world? Become informed! When I signed up for free newsletters through social media I was introduced to issues around the world including issues of violence,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/14/nigeria-girls-kidnapped-5-months_n_5791622.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000046&ir=Women

education and women’s health,

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/09/menstrupedia-destroying-taboos-and-improving-health-india

and politics.

http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/09/15/swedens-feminist-party-nearly-gets-into-parliament-and-pharrell-helps/

When sharing what matters to you, great conversations can start and minds can be gradually opened, so give it a shot!

Along with being able to impact others around you, the resources you can find along the way can also benefit you.

Looking to be successful as you graduate and enter the workplace? I just learned about a whole host of useful tips and strategies through a website: http://leanin.org/graduates/

Based on the books Lean In and Lean In for Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, you can start or join a circle for peer support or just enjoy the free website resources.

Do you have something to share? Please let us at the MSWC know about it so we can pass it along, or let me know at smchase@iastate.edu. May your feminist education take you in many fun, wonderful directions!

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About Margaret Sloss Women's Center - ISU

The Margaret Sloss Women's Center promotes equity on the Iowa State University campus. Through a feminist lens, the center advocates for individuals and groups; provides support, referrals, community and programming; and maintains a safe space in the Sloss House.

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