June 23, 2024

Memoirist, Disability Rights Activist Kenny Fries to Deliver Keynote

Acclaimed writer Kenny Fries has a message to impart tomorrow when he speaks to University of Mary Washington students: “Disability is just a different way of moving through the world.” Fries, an author and activist whose work focuses on his experiences of being disabled and gay, comes to UMW to deliver the keynote address for […]

Trans Elected Official to Share Experiences

Rosemary Ketchum, a newly elected council member in Wheeling, West Virginia, is shattering stereotypes typically associated with her state. A resident of Wheeling since her high school days, the 26-year-old first-in-her-family college graduate is the one and only openly transgender elected official in the state’s history. As such, she has been featured nationally on MSNBC […]

PRISM Leader Receives Diversity Leadership Award

Erin Shaw ’19 was once content to keep to herself. Then she came to the University of Mary Washington, where a club meeting ultimately connected her with people from all walks of life. Soon, she was on the executive board of People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual and Gender Minorities (PRISM), advocating for […]