September 28th, 2022 | Vol.4, Edition #3 

in today's zine...

TOTD (Thought of the Day)

Love You, Choose You 
By: Jada James (Social Work Intern)

W*SS News & Announcements

  • WILD Leadership Development Workshops Fall Schedule
  • TV Tuesdays
  • NEW: Wellness Wednesday 
  • NEW: Pronoun Push
  • NEW: Women's Rally Sign Pick Up
  • NEW: Feminist Fall Crafternoon

Campus Partner News & Announcements  

  • Community Conversations
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • GenCen Colloquia Series
  • Michigan Student Voting Summit
  • Transgender Day of Visibility Student Research Grant
  • Her campus
  • Mujer a Mujer
  • Spartan Men and Masculinity Network
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Workshops
  • "Fall into Action" Service events

Love You, Choose You
By: Jada James - Social Work Intern


“We all need to rid ourselves of misguided notions about self-love. We need to stop fearfully equating it with self-centeredness and selfishness.” (hooks, 2018, p.90). 

Self-care is a part of self-love. Self-care does not have to be the stereotypical face mask and robe. Self-care is taking time for yourself and doing what brings you joy. Joy could be catching up on the shows you missed, going to the gym, spending time with friends, or journaling. As bell hooks says, self-love should not be equated with selfishness. Culturally, it is expected you put others before yourself, whether this is friends, family, or work. This act signals dedication and that you are caring. Versus, if you take action to put yourself first, it signals ego or greed. Ego and greed are hurting others for self-gain. Self-care is not that. You are taking time to rejuvenate yourself. As you have these moments to yourself, you realize what your passions are and what brings you joy.

As we get caught up in our hectic schedules, it can seem like we do not have time for ourselves. This can cause you to feel guilt for taking a moment for yourself. Capitalism tells us that we should constantly be in a cycle of working. Or, as your annoying retail manager says, “if you have time to lean, you have time to clean." Eventually, we need to take moments for ourselves. You must schedule them instead of looking for the right time to appear.

There is never going to be a perfect time to have a self-care moment unless you choose it. Just as you put your deadlines in your planner, you can write down going to the movies or going on a walk. Seeing these written down can curb invasive thoughts that say everything else on your to-do list will be neglected. You are not selfish for choosing you.

hooks,b. (2018). All About Love: New Visions. HarperCollins Publishers.

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NEXT WILD WORKSHOP, SEPTEMBER 29! Join us for our WILD Workshop series, a leadership development workshop for the planning committee of the WILD Conference! If you have any questions, email us at See you at 6PM this Thursday in Room 6 of the Student Services Building!
Join the staff of Women*s Student Services in watching a popular TV show every Tuesday, then debriefing! Bring your lunch and some ideas of shows to watch!
EVERY Tuesday starting August 16th and ending on December 8th, 12PM-1PM, Women*s Student Services Office, Student Services Building Room 014
Join us for Wellness Wednesday. The first Wednesday of every month from 1 - 1:30 in room 110 of the SSB with a capstone finals week event in December.
Come and join us for a time to relax, destress, and take care of yourself with the stressors of the academic year
Crafts, meditation, coloring, yoga, all supplies included but pls feel free to bring your own crafts/things to help you destress/relax if you would like.

Wellness Wednesdays will be on:
  • 10/5/22
  • 11/2/22
  • 12/7/22
On Thursday October 6th from 3-5pm, stop outside the MSU Union to get a free pronoun pin and some cider! Our goal is to start bringing more awareness about the importance of pronouns and importance of gendering people correctly!
Planning on attending the Women's Rally on October 8th? Stop by our office to pick up a free sign! We have pre-made signs, or supplies for you to make your own sign!
Join our staff for a feminist fall Crafternoon on Thursday, October 13th from 3-5PM in the Student Services Building Room 013. We will be decorating pumpkins and cider will be provided!
Link to RSVP
Community Conversations! 
Discussion groups for Trans+, Bi+, Aro/Ace+, Lesbian, and QTBIPOC students are meeting this fall. CC discussions groups are a space for LGBTQIA+ students to gather for community and conversation, participate in peer-facilitated discussions, gather resources, and address community concerns. Each group meets once a month with a peer facilitator from the GSCC who shares the same identity as the group (ex: the Bi+ group will be led by a GSCC staff member who also identifies as Bi+). Groups will begin meeting in October and meet once a month through the end of the Fall semester. Groups will reconvene in Spring. Sign up here:
Check out the upcoming events ChiLa is hosting for Hispanic Heritage Month!
Christy Zhou Koval - GenCen Colloquiua Series
Friday September 30, 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Dr. Christy Zhou Koval as she presents on her research:The Natural Hair Bias in Job Recruitment.Across four studies, we demonstrate a bias against Black women with natural hairstyles in job recruitment. In Study 1, participants evaluated profiles of Black and White female job applicants across a variety of hairstyles. We found that Black women with natural hairstyles were perceived to be less professional, less competent, and less likely to be recommended for a job interview than Black women with straightened hairstyles and White women with either curly or straight hairstyles. We replicated these findings in a controlled experiment in Study 2. In Study 3A and 3B, we found Black women with natural hairstyles received more negative evaluations when they applied for a job in an industry with strong dress norms. Taken together, this paper advances research on biases in the labor market in the age of social media use and highlights the importance of taking an intersectional approach when studying inequity in the workplace.Discussion and conversation to follow.

Registration Link:
Michigan State University is hosting the 2022 Michigan Student Voting Summit on Friday, September 30 at the Kellogg Center.  This summit, with stellar speakers from both university and state leadership, will be a great space to learn about voting, how to engage students and student organizations in all aspects of this critical election cycle, and to network with students from other colleges and universities all over the state.  This event includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch and is free of cost for students who can register here.
Transgender Day of Visibility Student Research Grant
The GSCC is proud to introduce the Transgender Day of Visibility Student Research Grant. This grant program - and its accompanying Transgender Day of Visibility Student Research Symposium - is intended to uplift the scholarly work of transgender student researchers in all disciplines at MSU.All transgender-identified graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply for $1000 in grant funding toward research in their discipline. Up to eight student scholars will be selected to receive TDOV-SRG funding for the 2022-23 academic year. Those recipients will present their research and findings (if applicable) at the 2023 Transgender Day of Visibility Student Research Symposium, held on March 31.Applications for the TDOV-SRG will remain open until September 30, 2022, and recipients will be notified in mid-October. Apply at
There are several ways you can earn internship credit in Her Campus. They also have a chapter network with various opportunities such as the Campus Trendsetters program, which involves brand partnerships. No experience is necessary to write for our chapter, and we are a gender inclusive RSO. Her Campus is not just for her - it's for everyone, and we are in search of new members! 
Mujer a Mujer (Womxn to Womxn) will be on September 14th, October 12th and November 9th this year (6pm-8pm for all). These are workshops for female identifying students where they can meet others, build community, and discuss both school and personal topics.
Program Mission
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network programming was created to bring men, male, and masculine identified students together to explore and unpack the intricacies of their identities as a community. To challenge gender-based violence in the community by creating increased understanding and knowledge about the role of masculinity in gender-based violence. Reframing the views, beliefs, social constructs, and expectations regarding masculinity.What is it?
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network is a programming consisting of a cohort series and campuswide events meant to explore masculinity, men’s and/or masculine privilege, connecting the intersections of masculinities, comprehending masculinities as they pertain to gender-based violence, and how to utilize masculine privilege to serve as a change agent.Why should I join? 
Spartan Men and Masculinity Network is a great way to dive deep into different aspects of masculinity, working through the ways it personally impacts us on a personal level, and how it fits into the larger gender-based violence narrative. This space will also help reframe the narrative and unrealistic expectations restrictive masculinity creates.How do I join?
Participants can fill out an interest form, be nominated by someone on campus, or reach out to Garrett McAlister at  for more information.What is the time commitment?
The Spartan Men and Masculinity Network cohort series is a 6-week long program. Each session will be 2 hours and cover a range of different topics pertaining to masculinity. This time will be Friday's from 1-3PM.CLICK HERE FOR INTEREST /NOMINATION FORM - form to indicate interest closes on September 29th!
During the month of October, MSU Safe Place will be hosting workshops to deepen community engagement surrounding relationship violence. These workshops will cover a variety of topics highlighting skills that are essential to supporting survivors, changing narratives about relationship violence, and reflecting more deeply about yourself and the relationships in your life. These October events are open to MSU community members. Please join us for any or all of the events! #Every1KnowsSome1

- Supporting Survivors of Relationship Violence: Mon. October 3rd, 2022
- Healthy Relationships: Wed. October 5th, 2022
- Virtual & Cyber Safety: Tues. October 11th, 2022 (in partnership with POE)
- Relationship Violence in Minoritized Communities: Mon. October 17th, 2022
- Self-Care Strategies: Mon. October 24th, 2022
- Identifying Relationship Violence and Resources: Wed. October 26th, 2022

All sessions will be head at the same location and time on each date.
Location: STEM 2202
Time: 6:30-7:30pm

To register for sessions click the following link:
*Registration is not required for attendance”
Check out the Fall into Action upcoming service events hosted by Center for Community Engaged Learning!
Link to register for Helping Women Period on Saturday, October 8th from 9am-1pm:

Link to register to make sugar skulls and paper cempasuchil flowers with Casa de Rosado on Tuesday, October 4 11am:

Link to register to make sugar skulls and paper cempasuchil flowers with Casa de Rosado on Saturday, October 8th at 11am:
make a donation to Women*s Student Services
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