The Smart Girl’s Guide to Ordinariness

By Anushka Joshi Anushka is a class of 2021 undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. I know little of my great-grandmother’s marriage except that she was married when she was thirteen to a man thirty years her senior, as was not uncommon in her time; that when she was widowed the bangles she wore on her arms were taken off and smashed to pieces according … Continue reading The Smart Girl’s Guide to Ordinariness

Home Workers and Fast Fashion: A Look at India’s Garment Industry

By Eliza Ferdinando Eliza is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence and will graduate in 2022. Google ‘labor abuse in fashion’ and a whole mess of articles with headlines like “Hundreds of H&M and Gap Factory Workers Abused Daily, Report Says” (Global Citizen), and “Child Labor In Fashion Is Still A Major Problem” (Refinery29) pop up. The exploitative conditions that workers in these factories face … Continue reading Home Workers and Fast Fashion: A Look at India’s Garment Industry

The Fabric of Women’s Community

By Kathleen Quaintance Kathleen is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence and will graduate in 2020. Engaging with women’s history sometimes means one has to brush away years of dust before the treasure of knowledge can be examined. The dust is not only literal (today, in the archives, I found myself sneezing periodically), but metaphorical, in that it represents the erasure of women’s contributions and … Continue reading The Fabric of Women’s Community

Sarah Lawrence College Students Occupy Westlands Administration Building Demanding Racial Justice

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a first year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Disclaimer: The Re/Visionist fully supports student’s rights to protest. This blog post includes opinions about the protest that belong to the writer of this blog specifically. In the early hours of Monday, March 11th, 2019, undergraduate students collected at the Westlands Administration Building at Sarah Lawrence … Continue reading Sarah Lawrence College Students Occupy Westlands Administration Building Demanding Racial Justice

A Graduate Student’s Response to the Occupy Westlands Sit-In

  By Katherine Swartwood Katie is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. Disclaimer: While this post provides some critiques of the Occupy Westlands protest, it in no means serves as statement of opposition. The author supports Sarah Lawrence College’s students of color and their mission to increase diversity and inclusion on campus. The protest occurring in Westlands … Continue reading A Graduate Student’s Response to the Occupy Westlands Sit-In

Sidelined: The Fight for Gender Equity in the World of Ultimate Frisbee

By Bella Rowland-Reid Bella is a second year undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Watching the broadcast rerun, it’s hard to tell if the background sounds are cheers or static from the poor video quality. Either way, people were watching. The footage is from an NFL live stream of the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings preseason game where, during halftime, the Minnesota Windchill and Madison … Continue reading Sidelined: The Fight for Gender Equity in the World of Ultimate Frisbee

Revolutionary Women of Music: Nina Simone, Poly Styrene, and Valerie Agnew

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. This morning on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019, I woke up to Lizzo’s “Juice” stuck in my head. Off to a good start, I continued my morning routine while Carly Rae Jepsen, Cherry Glazerr, Rico Nasty, and Dream Wife – amongst others – shuffled and played … Continue reading Revolutionary Women of Music: Nina Simone, Poly Styrene, and Valerie Agnew