It’s Just NOT that Easy…

By Madison Filzer Madison is a second year Master’s Candidate in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include Civil Rights activism in Cleveland, Ohio, and Black women’s activism in the United States. When someone tells us they are experiencing domestic violence or any type of abuse for that matter, many people are quick to ask the question, “Well, why don’t … Continue reading It’s Just NOT that Easy…

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Lydia’s Diaries: Uncovering Women’s History in the Archives

By Rebecca Hopman “Topsy’s Journal. Strictly private!” So begins Lydia Olsson’s diary. Olsson was an early female student at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and the five diaries now held by Augustana Special Collections document her life on campus. I encountered Olsson’s diaries in the archives nearly a decade ago, and reading them changed my path in life. In the summer of 2010, I … Continue reading Lydia’s Diaries: Uncovering Women’s History in the Archives

Domestic Violence Is Not Straight Violence

By Sidney Wegener Sidney is a first year Master’s Candidate studying Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College. Their academic interests include lesbianism and lesbian history in American from the 1920’s to the 1930’s. They are currently pursuing many different avenues for research in U.S. history pertaining to women’s and queer studies and looking forward to working on a thesis related to the linguistic and social … Continue reading Domestic Violence Is Not Straight Violence

Here is the Tell

By Kris Malone Grossman Kris received their BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Women’s Spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where she is co-researching prismatic narrative standpoint and women’s embodied art practice. Content warning: This piece discusses alcoholism, abuse, and violence. In recent years … Continue reading Here is the Tell

Hispanic Heritage and Making America Great

By Madison Filzer Madison is a second year Master’s Candidate in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include Civil Rights activism in Cleveland, Ohio and Black women’s activism in the United States. Let me take you back to 1942, only a few years after the Great Depression, in the midst of World War II. In many ways, the United States … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage and Making America Great

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Hannah is writing her thesis on Matilda Hamilton Fee and women in higher education administration in the south during the 19th century.  When first introduced to Women’s Studies in college, I initially gravitated toward studying the educational discrepancies I noticed in my high school regarding sex … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Being Gay for Halloween

By Sidney Wegener Sidney is a first year MA candidate studying Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College. Their academic interests include lesbianism and lesbian history in American from the 1920’s to the 1930’s. They are currently pursuing many different avenues for research in U.S. history pertaining to women’s and queer studies and looking forward to working on a thesis related to the linguistic and social … Continue reading Being Gay for Halloween

Architects of Horror: Alice Guy-Blaché, Ida Lupino and Paula Maxa

By Marian Phillips Marian Phillips is a second year Master’s candidate at Sarah Lawrence College studying Women’s History. When I was thinking about what I was going to write about during the month of October, I considered everything I knew about women and feminism mixed with the horrific, absurd, and surreal. I thought about women I have written about previously (Diablo Cody, Karyn Kusama, and … Continue reading Architects of Horror: Alice Guy-Blaché, Ida Lupino and Paula Maxa