On Monday, March 31, I gathered with four colleagues and friends a little before 5 p.m. in a room set for 100 people in Indianapolis and prepared to give our presentation “Wonder Women: Leaning In as Women in Student Affairs”. As the room began to fill, and then people began to take seats in the aisle, and then pull up chairs in the hallway… we knew we were on to something.
One hour later after the five of us had shared our personal stories in “TED Talk” style, we were overwhelmed, relieved, and deeply satisfied. We also knew that we needed to do more. Clearly, there’s a need for a community of support for women in student affairs. And, more broadly, as we discussed our perspectives, there’s a need for a space for feminists in particular to gather and exchange thoughts, regardless of gender identity or expression. So, today we launched “Student Affairs Feminists” a blog devoted to providing a space and a voice for feminists in student affairs and tagged the hashtag #SAfeminist to provide space for ongoing conversation. I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with so many individuals at ACPA and beyond via Twitter, and I look forward to reading posts from my colleagues and friends!
Please check out this link: http://studentaffairsfeminists.wordpress.com and consider contributing a post!