A Dynamic Day with Duke Women (and a Few Great Guys!)

On a rainy day in early February, I had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous women of the Duke Women’s Center. Their team was in charge of bringing the AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 17, 2011

For Women like Me

I was in a room with the late Adriel D. Johnson, Sr. when he lifted his glasses to his forehead and asked, “Ms. Blanchard, will you be doing the Ph.D.?” […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   February 14, 2011

Stand against Violence with The Vagina Monologues

Every spring, students and community members perform The Vagina Monologues as a part of V-Day’s international campaign to end violence against women and girls. In the past 11 years, productions […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 04, 2011

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