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Michelle Obama’s Becoming

From Bestseller to the Netflix Screens Michelle Obama's Becoming By: Caitlynn Bohanon Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir Becoming took the world by storm, becoming a #1 New York Times Bestseller, an Oprah’s Book Club pick, and even winning an NAACP Image Award. Obama used the two years since she and her family resided in the White […]

A Coming Out Story 65 Years in the Making

A Coming Out Story 65 Years in the Making
On April 29, 2020, Netflix will release A Secret Love, a documentary about the lives of Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel. Donahue and Henschel have been together as a couple since 1947 but did not come out—to anyone—until over 60 years later. Donahue’s great nephew, Chris Bolan, directed the film, which follows the couple from […]

Staying Busy During Quarantine by Caitlynn Bohanon

Staying Busy During Quarantine: Sexuality- and Gender-Related Media to Keep Busy During Quarantine   With COVID-19 keeping us all indoors and socially distanced (hopefully!), you may be looking for things to pass the time and keep you connected with the outside world. To help you stay engaged with the feminist and queer community during this […]

Bamazing: Women, Sports, and Media

Bamazing: Women, Sports, and Media
While this weekend’s non-coronavirus news was rightfully centered around the WNBA’s historic draft class, there are some other exciting developments in the women’s sports arena. Storm Reid, star of Euphoria and co-founder of the Bamazing initiative, has partnered with NBA star and Unanimous Media co-founder Stephen Curry to launch Bamazing, a series of short films […]

Queer History Trivia Hour

Queer History Trivia Hour
The ONE Archives Foundation is determined to keep a sense of queer community throughout this tumultuous and isolating time. In addition to updates and resources provided via its #QUEERANTINE digest, the foundation is hosting a series of virtual trivia nights. The first event will take place on Friday, April 17 from 5:00-6:00 PM PDT. The […]

#QUEERANTINE Resources for STL (inspired by ONE Archives)

#QUEERANTINE Resources for STL (inspired by ONE Archives)
The ONE Archives Foundation recently launched #QUEERANTINE, a listing of curated recommendations to “help keep you informed and entertained during this time of self-isolation”. Inspired by their newsletter and recommendations, the WGSS blog has decided to curate some recommendations of our own—this version focused on St. Louis region resources that are available to help folks […]

An Update on SQSH

An Update on SQSH
Last semester, WashU senior Luka Cai formally launched their Civic Scholars project: the St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH). We spoke with Luka in the fall about their ideas behind the project and goals for SQSH, two of which were to expand the helpline’s hours and widen its reach within the St. Louis community (as […]

The [Blank] Monologues, 2020

The [Blank] Monologues, 2020
When Eve Ensler first wrote and acted the Vagina Monologues in 1996, I’m sure she did not anticipate her work inspiring performances on college campuses almost a quarter of a century later. But the play has become an indispensable piece of contemporary feminism, having been staged in 200 countries in dozens of languages. The show […]

Sexual Citizens: Dr. Jennifer Hirsch on Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

Sexual Citizens: Dr. Jennifer Hirsch on Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus
Dr. Jennifer Hirsch is a professor of sociomedical science at Columbia University and co-author of the forthcoming book "Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus".  The book is co-authored with sociologist Shamus Khan, and came from a co-directed study supported by Columbia University called the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster […]

Beer with a Woman Scientist 2020

Beer with a Woman Scientist 2020
Next Wednesday, January 29, 500 Women Scientists St. Louis pod will be hosting their third annual Beer with a Woman Scientist event upstairs at Schlafly Tap Room.  The event serves as a sort of fundraising event for the Science Pod, featuring speakers, science demonstrations, raffles, games, and lots of prizes.  The group encourages anyone and […]