Catgegory: ELLE.com Scholars

August 10, 2017

Elle.com Scholars Launch #Squadcare Report

The ELLE.com scholars recently produced the first national report on #SquadCare – what it is, why we need it, and how it is related to self-care. The ELLE.com scholars are five recent young writers, who are currently students or recent graduates of Wake Forest University. During 2016-2017 they took part in a highly competitive journalism program created …

April 18, 2017

ELLE.com Scholar Lauren Barber Interviews Author Caroline Kitchener

Caroline Kitchener’s book Post Grad is an account of Kitchener and four peers navigating the years after graduation from Princeton University

February 27, 2017

Dr. Monique Morris Delivers the 2017 Anna Julia Cooper Lecture

During her introduction, Harris-Perry characterized Morris’s latest book, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools as a work that “radically engages the story that policy-makers have been telling about who is vulnerable and why.” Pushout addresses the disproportionate discipline black girls experience in U.S. schools and its subsequent impact on their education and well-being. …

February 20, 2017

Women’s March Co-Chairs Discuss the Movement’s Future

On Thursday, Feb. 16, the university’s Black History Month keynote speakers and national co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington spoke in Wait Chapel. Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour joined Professor Melissa Harris-Perry for a discussion about their experiences organizing the Women’s March and steps moving forward in their first public appearance together …

February 9, 2017

ELLE.com Scholars Produce “A Seat at the Table Syllabus”

ELLE.com Scholars invited young women of color, ages 16-30, to have a seat at the table by helping collect the texts, music, and visual art that speak to their experiences.

January 12, 2017

Elle.com on Making Women More Visible

All of these stories, both the silly and the serious, the entertaining and the politically engaging, make women more visible.

December 20, 2016

The Power of Networks and Women of Color: Elle.com Scholar Reflection

It is not often you think of warmth when you think of the city of New York. The cold wind greets you with a harsh hello and the constant honking of automobiles becomes a new language you must learn. There are unimaginable crowds of eager tourists and slightly peeved New Yorkers conditioned to the fact …

December 17, 2016

How Powerful Black Women taught me how to heal post-election

Where do you turn for answers when everything you thought you knew about the way politics worked in America was upended? How do we go about picking up the pieces of our broken country after the election of Donald Trump? For me, the answer has become simple after this weekend: keep working. Last weekend I …

December 16, 2016

Being Bothersome: An ELLE.com Scholar Reflection

In my day to day life, I hate to bother people. My voice shrinks when making requests, from the passage of salt at the dinner table to the lowering of volume when gathered around the TV. On this, the three year of the groundbreaking album BEYONCÉ, I’m reminded of Chimamanda Adichie’s scarily accurate assessment of …