March 24, 2013
On March 5th 2013 Iris Magazine of the U.Va.'s Women's Center hosted a luncheon discussion – the topic: "Bada** Women in Literature." Held at U.Va. OpenGrounds, the program featured three great U.Va. faculty members who spoke to us about their favorite female literary writers and why they thought their picks deserved the title of bada**.
February 27, 2013
Presidents' Day has come and left again for another year. Celebrating the birthday of George Washington, Presidents' Day gives us a chance to show our appreciation to the 44 men who have led this country since its inception. Of all the articles and books written about these influential men how many take the time to remember the women who have graced the hallways of the White House? We all know that 'behind every great man there is a greater woman,' so here is a small tribute to some of the iconic women who have left their mark as First Lady.
February 13, 2013
There are so many different kinds of bada** women because, let’s face it, women are awesome. Our next BAWW happens to be a close friend of mine, Ms. Anna Boynton, but it will become clear when I describe her achievements that most anyone would agree she is bada**.
A few days ago, Anna boarded a plane to Africa to continue her undergraduate study on post-genocide...
January 31, 2013
The day started early. My friend Leah had graciously offered the use of her apartment in the District so Sara, Lauren, and I would not have to worry about getting into the busy capital the morning of the Inauguration. However this meant that six people were crammed into a space usually reserved for two. We used every available sleeping surface: me on the couch, Lauren in a sleeping bag on the floor, and Sara on a pile of stuffed...
January 23, 2013
There are many recipes for being a bada** woman. This is one that we particularly admire:
Graduate from Santa Clara University with a Truman Scholarship as their first female valedictorian. Get your JD from the University of Virginia School of Law (WAHOOWA!). Serve as a clerk for the honorable Judge Mary Schroeder on the U.S Court of Appeals. Be the attorney general and then governor of Arizona. Become the third Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
October 17, 2012
The mark of true humility is found in a sincere lack of boastfulness about one’s achievements.
When I met Anda Webb, upon congratulating her for her amazing career and achievements, she thoughtfully responded "I don't know how impressive I am." Anda Webb recently received the 2012 Zintl Leadership Award from the University of Virginia Women’s Center and has had a long and incredibly productive career here at the...
April 14, 2012
The Arriaga Sisters show how to hold on to joy even as they fight on the front lines of the world’s cruelty.
Alexandra and Ximena Arriaga are sisters and activists in two of the bleakest areas of the cultural landscape—international human rights and domestic violence, respectively. Yet they are two of the most joyous women we’ve met.
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