The Politics of Appearance

As 2011 begins and I take stock of the political climate in the United States, I can’t help but wonder why there are still so few women in political positions. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   January 28, 2011

When a Woman Runs the House

The first memory that I have of Time is thanks to my zealous, larger-than-life eighth grade social studies teacher, Mr. Cheeseman, who over the course of his 30-year career wallpapered […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 21, 2011

No Bra Burning, Just Advocacy

Before my involvement in AAUW really took off, I was quite hesitant to be identified as a feminist or even as an advocate. Born, raised, and educated in rural America, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 14, 2011

Where Have the Women Coaches Gone?

1972: Title IX outlaws gender discrimination in school sports and any other federally funded education program. 2010: The number of women participating in sports at both the high school and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 20, 2010

Natural Hair: My Struggles, Tangles, and Freedoms

My relationship with my hair has been a multifaceted one. Thus, I’ve chosen to explore the origins and reasons behind my decisions to “go natural” and to share what I’ve […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   8 Comments   |   December 08, 2010

D.C. Experiences through the Eyes of an Intern

I had an awesome time this fall in Washington, D.C., as an intern in a congressional office. I had never been to the city prior to this internship through CHCI, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 03, 2010

Will You Vote for Me?

This is actually one of the first things I ask people when I meet them. The line I typically use goes something like this: “Hi, my name is Cat. My […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 19, 2010

Alabama Student Leaders Begin a Year of Action

When an Alabama leadership conference for college women shut down because of the troubled economy, Jessi Hitchins was stuck. As the assistant director of the Women’s Resource Center at the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 11, 2010

Monuments, Equal Pay, and a Rally: Fun in D.C.

AAUW added more bodies to the crowded madness of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear and the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., last weekend by hosting a two-day […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   3 Comments   |   November 05, 2010

The White House Rocks a Cool Science Fair

Tired of nagging your kids about their science projects? Tell them that, these days, science is cooler than ever. President Barack Obama hosted a national science fair at the White […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 21, 2010