Everyday Liberating Forces

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a second year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College and works as an editor for the Re/Visionist.  For whatever reason, I was having a difficult time figuring out what to write about this week. For a month focused on “Creating a Liberated Future,” there are thousands of things I could be writing about. As much … Continue reading Everyday Liberating Forces

Jennifer’s Body (2009): Sexuality and Social Relevance in Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama’s Cult Classic Horror Film

By Marian Phillips Marian is a second year graduate student studying Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College. Her interests include LGBT+ History, Media and Film Studies, and the use of music and movements. Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for Jennifer’s Body (2009). Ten years ago, in the fall of 2009, I was thirteen years old. I was hanging out at the mall, waiting for … Continue reading Jennifer’s Body (2009): Sexuality and Social Relevance in Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama’s Cult Classic Horror Film

Liberation in Women’s Healthcare

By Alison Feese Alison is a student working to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. She is a birth doula and advocate for women’s health. She is from Columbia, Kentucky and provides services across Central Kentucky. Liberation is the act of setting something free from imprisonment or oppression. Whether it is our mind, body, or soul, we are often not aware of the imprisonment we are … Continue reading Liberation in Women’s Healthcare

Rojava and the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict: Cultural Genocide in Afrin and International Silence

By Noelle Iati Noelle is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. In my last post, I explained the reasons for the Turkish-Kurdish conflict and the Turkish interest in destroying the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria, commonly known as Rojava. In this post, I explore the gross human rights violations committed by Turkish forces and their jihadist allies pursuing a cultural genocide in … Continue reading Rojava and the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict: Cultural Genocide in Afrin and International Silence

Rojava and the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict: What is behind Operation Olive Branch?

By Noelle Iati Noelle is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. In all likelihood, the person reading this could not point to Rojava on a map, and has probably never even heard that name. You would be shocked to learn that the people of Rojava, this place of which you have never heard, were among America’s most important allies in the struggle against the … Continue reading Rojava and the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict: What is behind Operation Olive Branch?