April 06, 2015
During her first year of college in New York City, H. Marie Williams found herself in quite the predicament. Having been instructed by her professor to write a paper on how people learn information in a storytelling format, she decided to recount her New York City subway experience through poetry. Eventually, the professor returned everyone’s graded papers, but pulled Williams aside into her...
February 24, 2015
Story by: Michelle Cho
Photos courtesy of: Women, Gender and Sexuality program
Prior to this month, I knew nothing about breast augmentation (more commonly known as “boob jobs”). My exposure was basically limited to the trashy, reality TV shows I caught glimpses of while surfing through channels, and random magazine covers I’d glaze over in the checkout line at the grocery store. After taking in ...
February 04, 2015
November 04, 2014
I was scarred in the fifth grade.
One fine and unassuming day, I walked to class and took my usual seat. The bell rang, we said the pledge of allegiance, and heard some announcements before an unidentified lady that I hadn’t noticed standing in front of the room, explained that our class would be splitting up by boys and girls that day for a special...
October 24, 2014
For the past few weeks, Iris Magazine has been introducing you to some of Charlottesville’s best and brightest female entrepreneurial minds. Fighting some pretty steep odds, these women have taken us through the highs and lows, the failures and successes, of their personal journeys of starting their own businesses. Although each woman and each idea are quite distinct, the common thread that unites all of these very different stories together is the group that has been cheering hardest for them
on the sidelines: The...
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