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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Sophomores Shinice Ford poses with hair care products. Historically, natural black hair has been rejected by Eurocentric beauty standards.

Tangled: How women of color are brushing away hair stigmas

By Celisa Calacal and Kalia Kornegay April 5, 2017
“Natural hair is intimidating to them — it signifies pride,” she said. “It puts them off because it shows how we have found beauty within ourselves."
Sophomore Emma Green, freshman Sushma Saha and senior Paige Washington perform “The Vagina Workshop,” a skit where women get to know their bodies, Feb. 19.

‘Vagina Monologues’ fights stigma linked to female anatomy

By Colette Piasecki-Masters, Staff Writer February 22, 2017
All proceeds from the play benefited “V-day,” a global activist movement dedicated to increase awareness of violence against women.

Letter to the Editor: Term ‘stigma’ is a verbal assault

By Harold A. Maio November 4, 2015
There are times, through habituation, long cultural exposure, redundantly repeated usage, that words choose us.

Stigma surrounding mental illness needs to be eliminated

By Amelia Erikson, Columnist October 7, 2015
It is exasperating, sometimes, that we need specified days to remind us to take action to prevent hurting other human beings.
My Mom is a Bartender

My Mom is a Bartender

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer October 21, 2014
Amidst a swirl of budget cuts and an ever-increasing workload, Mom resigned from her job as a school psychologist at the Watkins Glen School District in 2012. After resigning, she took up a profession she had been doing on and off since she was 18 and in college: bartending.
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