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Katie Ward

Spiritual standpoint after SPU

University practices help expand spirituality lens I have never been able to understand why or how I chose to study at SPU. Yet somehow, I felt strongly that it was where I was meant to be, and when I did not immediately get admitted in the spring of 2014, […]

Gender stereotypes are limiting

Stigma surrounding short hair on females can create great insecurities I spent almost a decade contemplating cutting my hair off before talking myself out of it. I spent days upon days saving, liking, looking at these womxn who I thought held the exceptional confidence to go against what […]

The struggles in being sustainable

In the past years, especially in the wake of Trump’s exit from the Paris Climate Deal, the argument for sustainable fashion products and consumption has been quite compelling.   Knowing that the retail of fast-fashion corporations ultimately comes from sweatshops and factories, and then becoming aware of the […]

Paternity leave is beyond valuable

Children highly impacted by paternal absences By Katie Ward For the first months of my life, my father was set for an eight-month deployment overseas that would result in him missing the “firsts” of my early life — walking, forming gibberish into words, birthdays — missing building those […]

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