Here at the GVSU Women’s Center, we encourage the sharing of different perspectives. If you find yourself interested in contributing to this blog, submissions can be sent in through the Contact page or to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in being an editor or regular contributor to the blog, be sure to include that in the initial email and we will provide an application. We also encourage further involvement in Women’s Center events and activities. Anyone who wants to volunteer or intern with the center should visit our website to learn more.
What We Look For:
- The theme of this blog is social justice, so we generally look for submissions that relate to issues including (but not limited to): sex, gender, sexuality, body, LGBTQIA+, race/ethnicity, class, privilege, religion, etc.
- As a blog we welcome all forms of media, including:
- Persuasive essays or personal stories
- Creative writing, e.g., poetry, flash fiction, short stories, etc.
- Book/movie reviews – anything that critically examines current events or media sources and their impact on social justice issues
- Photography (along with a brief description of how the photograph relates to a specific topic)
- Audio/visual, e.g., songs, skits, commentary videos, etc. (Note: for those interested in submitting audio or video pieces, please visit our FAQs page).
- Art pieces that make a statement
- Satirical comics or comics that address feminist myths, current social issues, etc.
- Ideas for our Question of the Day polls
- And anything else you want to share with your fellow peers!
- The Women’s Center focuses highly on intersectionality and how many social issues tend to interact. We encourage students to think about this when writing submissions.
- All submissions are subject to screening through university staff, which means:
- Please refrain from any offensive, derogatory, or demeaning language
- Act as a professional
- Show respect to others who may not share your opinion
- If the content is potentially triggering, please place a warning label at the very beginning of the submission
- If we deem any submissions unfit to be posted, we reserve the right to deny these works