Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Activist

STEM is for Girls!

Today’s Abilene Christian University & ATEMS (Academy for Technology, Engineering, Math and Science) STEM for Girls event was fun & exciting! A group of 60 middle school girls did hands … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Untold stories of women in computer science

Computer science is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field that remains overwhelmingly difficult for women to break into. This isn’t for lack of effort in many areas. At … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Random Acts of Transformation

This year I’m hoping to regularly share a post on random acts of transformation. The idea behind the Random Acts of Kindness movement is that we can inspire a culture of … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

We Can’t Breathe

It feels like none of us can breathe right now. When our fellow man is treated unfairly, it effects all of us. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I refuse to … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Agents or Objects: Which will you be?

Are women and girls primarily agents in their own lives or objects to fulfill the needs in the lives of others? This question was brought forward very strongly to me when … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is the Thin Ideal Harmful?

There has been a lot of research done that shows us that exposure to objectifying and sexualized images  really does make a difference in the way kids feel and behave. … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Consequences of the Thin Ideal

When we talk about the Thin Ideal, what we mean is the idea that thinness is equal to beauty for girls and women. I shared a disturbing article with you … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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