Sugar, spice and everything not so nice

by Briyanna Thomas-Price

March is Women’s History Month  and FM will celebrate with the event, “Sugar, Spice and Everything not so Nice,” an evening dedicated to the topics everyday women struggle with, from jealousy to pregnancy and everything in between.

Students from on and off campus and staff of all ages will speak during the event.

FM student Asia Knight is the mastermind behind “Sugar, Spice and Everything not so Nice.”

“This event is to empower women, to uplift women and to raise awareness for Women’s History Month because a lot of people don’t know about it,” Knight said.

The movement for women’s rights have changed so much, but the work isn’t over yet. There is still a fight for fair wages between men and women, breastfeeding in public and so much more.

Friends of Knight, along with Gwendolyn Ossenkop, FM’s coordinator of student activities and the director of the College Union, and Jean Marie Reinke, FM’s coordinator of outreach and retention have helped with the effort.

“I thought it was going to be hard to find people because many people don’t like to speak in front of crowds. I didn’t know it was going to get this much feedback. I want people to leave knowing they aren’t alone and that there are people going through the same things as you,” Knight said.

If you’re a woman you should come to the event to be empowered, and if you’re a man you should also come to be enlightened about the struggles of women.

“Sugar, Spice and Everything not so Nice,” will be held from 6-8 pm March 11 in Raider’s Cove.

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