Colbie Caillat

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This weeks artist of the week is a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Colbie Marie Caillat is this week’s #HerArtistoftheWeek for her newly released song, Try, off of her fifth EP Gypsy Heart. Caillat was inspired to write this song after going in to the studio with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Where she told him about the pressure she was under both musically and image-wise to … Continue…

Text What You’d Say

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Sexual harassment can take many forms. Whether it is over text, in person, or online it is an unacceptable practice. A little less than a year ago I ‘hooked up’ with a guy. We went our separate ways and I became romantically involved with someone else. He started texting me again right before Spring Break. He very politely asked me, what … Continue…

In the Community: Rainbow Rush

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Yesterday, Equality for HER visited Louisiana State University‘s African American Cultural Center for the Office of Multicultural Affairs‘ kick off event for the LGBTQ community. Rainbow Rush is an annual event that introduces new and returning LSU students to LGBTQ and ally organizations in the Baton Rouge community. We are looking forward to working with the amazing local organizations that attended.

Jillian Banks

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This weeks artist of the week is an up and coming mysterious singer/songwriter. Jillian Rose Banks, better known as just Banks, is this week #HERartistOfTheWeek for her song Goddess. Banks first started writing songs as a way to deal with her parents divorce. 

Gender, Race, and Health

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I was reading an article for class, out of the Textbook for International Health, in the “Societal determinants of Health and Social Inequalities” chapter, when I came across gender and race and how it related to health. Gender inequalities and gender discrimination are an important determinant of health. Gender refers to social conceptions and roles rather than biological differences. In other words, health differences … Continue…