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  • Zoe Taper

    This summer, I was able to volunteer for an amazing non-profit organization called Camp Nefesh in Sacramento for my third year in the row. The...

  • Insight

    Rachel McCready-White

    Almost four years ago, two wonderful women began to sketch out the beginnings of an idea centered around a space on campus where the women of Biola...

  • Tenacity

    A Letter to Someone Who's Tired

    Suicide Awareness Month

    Thecla Li

    In the United States, September is National Suicide Awareness month. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of depression and suicidality...

  • Tenacity

    Logan Lusk, Rachel McCready-White

    Hello friends, As you’ve probably heard, the school year is not beginning the way many of us wished it would. In an effort to stay safe and adhere...

  • Danielle Brimmage

    I put off writing this for a long time. Like, I am currently two weeks late. (What’s new. Shout out to Rae Mccready for putting up with me. She...

  • Jasmyne Bell

    There is something so heartbreaking about leaving something behind even though you know it’s time to move on. GRIT has been my heart’s home at...

  • Gifting

    Thecla Li

    I am loud. Being labeled a “loud woman” was my worst nightmare, the term conjures an image of an obnoxious woman with big hair, an annoying tone...

  • Gifting

    Rachel McCready-White

    To say that I wear my heart on my sleeve feels like a bit of an understatement. I have some big feelings. With that comes the caveat of tears—so...

  • Gifting

    Jasmyne Bell

    Being the oldest of four kids, I was pretty much born into the role of “leader.” Even if I didn’t necessarily want to be. There was no escaping the...

  • Danielle Brimmage

    TRAITS OF AN AGGRESSIVE WOMAN (ACCORDING TO GOOGLE): -STRONG TONE OF VOICE, DELIVERY -DEMANDING, “BOSSY” -DEBATER, NOT NECESSARILY ARGUMENTATIVE...

  • Gifting

    Logan Lusk

    Hey Y’all! I hope you are staying safe and healthy in this season. During this time of social distancing, I hope you are finding new, creative ways...

  • Insight

    Logan Lusk

    “April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month” TW : This blog post includes the mention of sexual assault. It’s April. Which means that this month,...

  • Jasmyne Bell, Danielle Brimmage

    Danielle: Hey, class of 2020 family. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, a fast-paced can’t breathe “I’ve been sucked in the riptide” and “can’t...

  • Danielle Brimmage

    To our beloved GRIT community, We know that many departments/organizations on and off Biola’s campus have released statements in response to...

  • Danielle Brimmage

    New things happening at Grit! We are starting a new #WomanCrush series on our socials to showcase inspirational female Faculty, Staff and students....

  • Insight

    Logan Lusk

    Happy Spring Break! This Tuesday isn’t just any Tuesday. Apparently, it’s “Super Tuesday” (!!) As far as I know, this is a pretty important day for...

  • A Story of Hope

    a guest blog by Elisia Belisle-Sanchez

    Elisia Belisle-Sanchez

    What does Black History Month mean to you? For me, Black History Month is a month of cultural awareness as well as a month of celebration for the...

  • Tenacity

    For All Womankind

    a guest blog by Yukari Becker

    Yukari Becker

    “You don’t look Asian” “Can you speak it?” “Yukari?! - what is that?” These phrases were my norm growing up. The things I constantly heard when...

  • Insight

    Drawing a Line in Love

    Rediscovering your independent identity in a relationship

    Thecla Li

    It’s easy to get caught up in your significant other early into a relationship. You have an unending desire to know every facet of them. What makes...

  • Insight

    Danielle Brimmage

    I once told myself I’d never write about singleness. Not because I was embarrassed or my relationship status, or because I didn’t think it was an...

  • Insight

    Jasmyne Bell

    Hustle and grind are common words used amongst the Millennial and Gen Z generations as a means of encouragement. Our culture glorifies losing sleep...

  • Insight

    Here's to the Freshmen

    a word for the Freshman Women of Biola

    Rachel McCready-White

    To the Freshmen, We have all been there. The wonderful thing about the college experience is that there are always going to be people who have gone...

  • Womanhood Without a Catch

    a guest blog by: Alyse Mgrdichian

    Alyse Mgrdichian

    I do believe that getting married and having children are beautiful things, both to desire and live out. Similarly, wanting these things over a...

  • Insight

    A Winter Break Memoir

    GRITventures: India

    Thecla Li

    Happy spring semester! This past winter break I had the chance to go to Kolkata India in West Bangla. India’s history is littered with unique...

  • Insight

    Logan Lusk

    Hey there, girl gang! It’s been a while. This is going to be more of an informative piece rather than a testimonial one. Because to be quite frank...