RE/VISIONIST is an online publication created by students of the Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Graduate Program. In the interest of fostering dialogue, RE/VISIONIST aims to promote a critical analysis of history and contemporary issues through the lens of multiple feminisms. We focus on the intersections of lived realities and histories, such as the experiences related to race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and ability. We strive to keep the question, “Who gets to write history?” on the table.
Featured articles should be between 500-1000 words; however, we are more concerned with meaningful content, so there is some flexibility with word count. If you are interested in making a submission to RE/VISIONIST, please send an email with a 100-word proposal about the topic you plan to cover to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your proposal one month before your desired publishing month to account for editing time – publishing schedules are made far in advance, so early proposals are key. (For example: If you are interested in submitting a piece for October, send your proposal by September 1st.) Articles may address a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, history, gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, religion, human rights, pop culture, art, and music.
Although we work within an academic realm as students at Sarah Lawrence, we encourage thoughtful submissions from varied viewpoints and experiences. While we request a proposal, we do not discriminate based on education or previous experience in academia or journalism. RE/VISIONIST aims to foster an open and inclusive forum with a multitude of perspectives and opinions. In other words, we want to hear from you!
This blog is dedicating each month to a different theme in order to encourage diverse writing and varied perspectives. If you have an idea for a theme, please reach out. The themes for the following months are listed below.
- April: Violence Against Women/LGBTQ+ Month/Black Women’s History Month
- May: Issues in Health: Race, Gender, and Sexuality/Mental Health Awareness
- June: Pride Month
- July: Revolutionary Women and LGBT Month
- August: Creating a Liberated Future: Social, Political, and Cultural Activists, World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7
- September: Education: Issues and Activism in the Classroom for Students and Teachers
- October: LGBT History Month/Domestic Violence Awareness Month/Archives Month
- November: Native American History Month
- December: TBD
We at RE/VISIONIST aim to be a forum for dialogue, debate, and a genuine exchange of ideas. That said, we support the maintaining of a safer space for a discussion free of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and other oppression. We do not tolerate comments that ascribe to any of the discriminatory language or ideas that fall under this umbrella.