Herstory: Pasadena tells women “we want you” in politics

In the past decade more women than ever have ascended to positions of political leadership. In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District, becoming the youngest woman in history elected to Congress. In 2020, Kamala Harris became the first woman and the first woman of color to be elected Vice-President of the United States. The barriers that women have faced to rise and maintain political power demonstrates the resilience that they have.

Latest performance inspires standing ovation for vaginas

In the dark room of the Westerbeck Recital Hall, a woman in red stands in front of a crowd, no longer afraid and tired of remaining silent. The silence covers the whole room. She describes one of her worst moments of her life for the first time and the audience stands in solidarity. “The Vagina Monologues” was hosted for the fourth time at PCC on Feb. 25 and 26. It is a play written by Eve Ensler that celebrates the V-Day movement, which began on …

Women’s History Month highlights female empowerment at PCC

Women’s History Month in March recognizes the many and often overlooked steps women have taken to change the world around them. At PCC, programs and clubs on campus tailored to uplifting and motivating women are visible all year long. PCC’s Student Health Services not only provide bandages and pamphlets, but the school’s female population can also benefit from a variety of services. “There’s just general things that we offer, such as oral contraceptives, blood work and, as part of the health fee, it includes personal …

The vaginas convene at Westerbeck theatre

Last week, Pasadena City College students performed Eve Ensler’s feminist play “The Vagina Monologues” for the second year in a row at the Westerbeck theater. The play was produced by PCC psychology professors Jennifer Fiebig and Jennifer Noble and performed by a cast of 38 empowering female students. The production included monologues in the spanish language and even included monologues of two students who told their stories of domestic violence. PCC’s Cross Cultural Center, Psychology Club, Feminist Club and Shepherd’s Door, a non-profit organization …

Women’s conference inspires ladies who ‘Dare To Be’

“Dare to be” was this year’s theme for the 7th annual LA County Women’s Leadership Conference held last Thursday at the Pasadena Civic Center. In its biggest turnout yet, over 900 attendees took part in a variety of notable speakers and networking opportunities. From Noelia Rodriguez, who currently works in government relations and formerly served as Laura Bush’s press secretary, to Surina Khan, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California, essentially, each speaker “dared” attendees to do something.