Archive for March, 2012

While sifting through the Google reader that I keep of all the Smith alum blogs, I stumbled across some incredible words from Smithies around their uteri. In light of all the discussion going on about rights and bodies, I thought it would be meaningful to share these personal stories. In my mind, these are the […]


Anonymous ’99 writes at My, you have really put on weight! about maternal hair dynamics: Mom hasn’t told me yet this morning that I’ve put on weight, but she has told me that my hair looks better down. Mom rarely misses an opportunity to tell me that my hair doesn’t look better in a different […]


Two beautiful images of spring (both watercolors, I believe): From Gellatinous Laser by Charrow ’04: From Zina Dreams by Rebecca ’02:


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, here are some Smithie bloggers writing about their involvement in this now century-old organization: Phred ’04 writes about a childhood memory of a creative, girl-scout-inspired project gone awry: I decided that I should try the project my girl scout day camp counselors discussed: making earrings […]


Emma ’03 writes at Emmasota: My soul needs a salad. I’ve been feeling a little unsettled these days. Two months ago, I shared my intention for the winter season: to let things percolate. I’m usually so eager to dive into the next thing, to set the next goal, but this time, the goal was not […]


The official letter from President Christ to alums about her retirement (yes, we realize now that resign was probably the wrong word to use) has arrived. In it, Christ reflects on her time at Smith and what has changed in the last ten years. She started in summer 2002 (read her inaugural address here). She […]


Many congrats to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 for winning an Oscar! Sharmeen won for her documentary “Saving Face” about women in Pakistan whose faces are deliberately burned by acid. It’s interesting to note that Smith played a role in helping Sharmeen on her path—she was a fellow at the Kahn Institute, which provided funding for her […]