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I am a horrendous math student. It confuses me, there are too many numbers, and it bores me! I am currently taking M302 and as much as it pains me to admit this, it is way beyond my pay grade. I am the kind of person who dismisses math, especially as a humanities double major, but then I heard the term “Girl math.” Much like new internet lingo, it is a bit silly and fun to use with friends; however, this one, in particular, underscores a long-perpetuated gender stereotype: women are bad at, or at the very least, not as well-versed with math. I am one of these women — NO — I am a woman who so happens to need more time with mathematics material, and that is okay! I have decided to personally reclaim “Girl math” as I embark on a math venture this semester, who knows, maybe I will surprise myself! After all, I have been keeping up with my assignments and participating in class!

Justice Morris (she/her) is a second-year history and Mexican American Latino Studies double major at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also pursuing a Core Texts and Ideas certificate. Justice is a passionate writer; she enjoys sharing her thoughts on the arts, life as a college student, and her cultural experiences as a Chicana woman. You can find more of her work in The Liberator, the official publication of the College of Liberal Arts.