Watch Me As I Slowly Disappear

By Laura Lee You were always a skinny kid. With long hair and longer legs, you ceaselessly ran through eternal summer afternoons. Life, as well as your beauty, was taken for granted; something that would last forever. And then like a dark summer storm, puberty came, and your body was no longer your own. You watched as your blonde hair turned dark, the silken strands … Continue reading Watch Me As I Slowly Disappear

That’s a No From Me: Menstrual Stigma in Carrie

Elizabeth Tripp @MensesInPopCulture Tweeting live from the intersection of pop culture and menstruation ____ About to watch the OG #Carrie. AKA the first major menstruation representation on the screen. *Sigh* I do not want to watch #Carrie. Horror films are a NO from me. #TheThingsWeDoForGradSchool  8:01 PM · Oct 12, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone This opening scene in the girls’ locker room has very … Continue reading That’s a No From Me: Menstrual Stigma in Carrie

Wearing Your Identity on Your Sleeve: Embodying Individuality with Tattoos

By Rachael Nuckles I’ve been fascinated with tattoos since middle school. Part of me has always felt inspired by tattooing, a process that allows a person to express themselves in a highly visible way. Depending on the placement, a tattoo can quite literally serve as a statement of one’s identity. The permanent artwork, phrase, or symbol placed on one’s body always has meaning, even if … Continue reading Wearing Your Identity on Your Sleeve: Embodying Individuality with Tattoos

Redefining Home

By Kathleen Quaintance “What makes a house a home? Unfortunately: revolution alone.” –Sophie Lewis Everyone of every gender recognizes “home.” Must we continue to conflate domesticity and womanhood? Because we need to redefine domesticity in order to separate it from outdated gendered boundaries, how might we engage in this redefinition?  I must first clarify the usage of the terms “domestic(ity). I am not referring to … Continue reading Redefining Home

Sexual Labouration: Unexamined Sex Positivity is Bullshit

By Bracy Appeikumoh On an anti-feminist message board, a man proclaims: Girls will say female privilege doesn’t exist and then pay rent with pictures of their butthole. His fellow incels rally around him and cheer to proclaim that he has won the internet for the day. This post is screenshotted and shared, the OP is now based and has owned the feminists with his eloquent … Continue reading Sexual Labouration: Unexamined Sex Positivity is Bullshit

“Google: ‘Cheap things to do near me’” and “Fried Chicken, Jack Daniels, and other Southern Comforts”

By Kelso Becktol   Google: “Cheap things to do near me” Top Suggestion  ● “Five Activities to do in San Francisco with Just the Right Amount of Trauma & what they Cost”  1. Feeling lonely? Dissociate! Walk to the store but completely lose track of your body and mind and end up 3 miles on the other side of town!  Costs: considerable amounts of confusion, … Continue reading “Google: ‘Cheap things to do near me’” and “Fried Chicken, Jack Daniels, and other Southern Comforts”

The Invisible Labors and Erased History of Puerto Rican Midwives

By Emaline Reyes Abstract: In this brief excerpt from my paper, “This Woman’s Work: The Labors of Women and Laboring Women in Puerto Rico,” I discuss the history of midwifery, healing, and herbalism in Puerto Rico. I interviewed Puerto Rican birth workers and herbalists in order to uncover the erased history of midwifery and medicine on the island. Traditional medical systems and birth work have … Continue reading The Invisible Labors and Erased History of Puerto Rican Midwives

Leaving the Ghostlight On: Considering Labor, Leisure and Art in a Global Pandemic

By Rachael Nuckles It is no secret that I come from a background in the performing arts. Theater has surrounded my life since I was young, and I carry its lessons with me daily as I navigate the world. I have worked in a variety of roles, from an onstage silent mute to a behind-the-scenes commanding voice. I have designed sets and props, programmed a … Continue reading Leaving the Ghostlight On: Considering Labor, Leisure and Art in a Global Pandemic

An Anxious Student View of Digital Classes

By Sarah Weinstock *This op-ed piece was written about my personal experience with anxiety, while fully understanding that no one person experiences anxiety the same. One may think that staying at home would calm an anxious mind in the upcoming online semester. However, many people with high anxiety find comfort in familiar routines. I have “trained” years for in-person classes, and understand what will most … Continue reading An Anxious Student View of Digital Classes