Eryn Rhodes

Eryn Rhodes


Eryn is a fourth year double majoring in History and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Passionate about exploring the gender politics behind our media, legal frameworks, and policy decisions, Eryn writes to challenge the conventional. She hopes to go into policy advocacy or political journalism following her graduation. Outside of IRIS, Eryn is an Executive Editor and Co-Founder of the Virginia Undergraduate Law Review, an avid reader, and an equestrian.

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There once was a boy oh so wealthy

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The first Panic! At the Disco song I heard was, surprisingly, not “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” I was sitting in my childhood bedroom

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To the everyday people I encounter– my parents’ co-worker, the friend of a friend, that one politics department alumni, and a handful of people in my extended family, Stop asking me what I’m going to do with my Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies major. 

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When I was in high school, I looked very different. I had short, manic-pixie-dream-girl-esq hair after cutting my long, blonde waves to a bob in the middle of my sophomore year.

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Texas has its gubernatorial election this November. As a Texan and Virginian, I keep talking about the election. No one seems to care about the results. Texas can’t– or won’t– change. Why does it matter?

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At the University of Virginia, the Instagram account @barstooluva has amassed thousands of followers.

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This summer, I lost my cat.