brought to you by Weaving Voices
about the event….
Each year there is an increase of domestic students of color entering Smith College. But what have been their individualized and shared experiences during the last four years? What are their stories?
In a society that privileges white, upper-middle class, heterosexual, able-bodied wo/men, dominant ideologies and people write stories on our bodies about and for us, without ever asking us to speak. This was evident in Anne Spurzem’s Letter to the Editor in The Sophian, where she wrote a narrative specifically about students of color, without ever asking us about our Smith experience(s). The Weaving Voices Monologues seek to share the stories written and told by students of color; to celebrate and honor the labor and struggles that it took to survive and thrive within the last four years; and to pass on our lived experiences as knowledge to future generations. It is not, however, our responsibility to represent all students of color; we can only speak for ourselves. We may share similar struggles shaped by systems of oppression but we are not tokens of the communities with which we identify. These are our stories, our experiences and our knowledge shaped not only by race/ethnicity, but also by class, gender, sexuality, etc. We are leaving evidence for those who come after us, passing on “that there are other ways to live–past survival; past isolation.”
when?: This Friday, April 19th, at 9PM
where?: Campus Center Carroll Room
Facebook event page can be found here!
Please share and encourage all to come!
note…This is not an open mic.
from Shama Rahman ’13
brought to you by Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)
what’s this all about?: The SCMA is hosting its first ever student-only event this Friday to commemorate the Collecting Art of Asia exhibition in the Museum right now. Commemorating 100 years of Asian art in the Museum’s collection, the Collecting Art of Asia exhibition includes Traditional, Contemporary, Prints from 1950 to the present, as well as Video Art.
why should I go?: This is a chance to celebrate the art of Asia with a free, student-only event at YOUR Museum! The night will also feature Asian appetizers by Tryon Common starting at 7pm (om nom), performances by EKTA and Smith’s K-Pop Dance Crew at 8:30 (fun!), music by WOZQ all night long, and calligraphy and Origami-making.
when?: Friday, February 22nd, from 7 to 10 PM
where?: Smith College Museum of Art
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Get your groove on this Valentine’s Day with Smith Music Collective Presents: SMC Serenade, whether you’re with someone (or someones), ridin’ solo, or anywhere in between.
Smithies, V-Day is quickly approaching. And you know I’m not talking about any Hallmark bullshit.
from Kyla Prior ’14, Chair and Director of Smith College V-Day/The Vagina Monologues ’12-’13
brought to you by Smith College V-Day 2013
So, as pinktaco123 mentioned, we kinda dropped off the face of Smith College midway through last semester.
BUT we’re back now! So let’s bring up to speed on the end of 2012.
Last Tuesday, Smith’d was sent an e-mail by a Smith alum, detailing an alarming, horrifying experience that she’d had at The Basement, concerning sexual assualt. While I would like to preface the content of her email (which is posted with permission) with a trigger warning, I would like to strongly encourage you to read it if you can, and to spread this life wildfire. Please stay safe and look out for each other. Read the rest of this entry »
During my first year at Smith, I gained my First Year Fifteen…and a bit more. In response, my brother told me that there’s no way to stay healthy in college. I don’t accept that as an excuse, and neither do the creators of Healthy Smithie.
brought to you by two Smithies (Jennifer and Iesha) working on a social change project for a health psychology class,
what’s this all about?: From the creators: the purpose of this blog is not only to encourage Smithies to be healthy through active blogging, but also to raise awareness of all the health-related events happening on campus.
why should I use this to procrastinate?: Instead of Facebook stalking your exes and watching Youtube videos of cats (though arguably, this practice does improve one’s mental health…), spend your time avoiding reading and other assignments educating yourself on how to stay healthy at Smith. This is productive procrastinating, Smithies! After all, what’s more important than your overall health? That’s right. Nothing.
review: This tumblr is filled with really helpful tipz on everything health- and wellness- related: from how to make your workouts more effective and (importantly) enjoyable, to daily wellness tips, to suggestions on other “fitblrs” to follow. Personally, I really liked that the creators made a clear effort to tailor the content of the tumblr so that the focus is how to stay healthy at Smith. Look out for updates Smithies on health- and wellness-related events occurring on campus, for interviews of members of the ESS department , and for reviews of Get Fit Smith classes.
rating: 5 out of 5 bananas from Chapin’s grab-n-go, which you should be eating. Why? Find out here!
Also, the blog is new so the creators of the blog are looking for feedback. Feel free to drop them a line if there’s something specific you’d like to see addressed!
And of course, stay healthy and happy.
Have a Smith-related blog (besides Smith’d, obviously…) that you love to stalk? Let Smith’d know so we can review it and pass it on.
A Letter from Dean Mahoney, sent to the student body:
Last weekend, a group of students and their guests were walking home from Mehndi Night when a group of men in a silver car harassed them with bigoted, anti-Muslim taunts. Campus police were unable to identify the perpetrators. I write not only to condemn these hateful acts but also to ask you to be on the alert this weekend. If you observe anything, please call campus police immediately. To reach Campus Police from a campus phone dial ext. 800 or ext. 2490. If calling from a cell phone, dial413-585-2490 .
Is it that time of the week again? Guess so! Let’s dive right into the Weekly Best of Smith Confessional to see what made the cut this week and what you might have missed.
In my last post, I described the 10 Second Tidy that helped transform my room in preparation for Family Weekend.
In this installment of WBSC, we examine another one of the ways in which the lethal combination of Parents Weekend + Midterms drives even the best of us Smithies juuuust a wee bit crazy…
Real talk, tho: We’ve all had crushes on our friends parents. What was that? You haven’t? It’s just me? Oh…O…kay.
And then there was also this…:
- Shout out to Luna Disc. We see you kicking all sorts of ass and getting all kinds of lurve on Smith Confessional!
See y’all next week and please keep posting, because productivity is overrated.
Because there’s nothing like faking that you have your shit together for a weekend, and then facing the reality that you’re still in the midst of fucking midterms.
I just CAN’T. Read the rest of this entry »