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 Because we need to redefine domesticity in order to separate it from outdated gendered boundaries, how might we engage in this redefinition?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

Revolution: A Brief Contemplation

By Sidney Wegener Revolution: “a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system” “A radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure” [1] Revolution: “young black women as innovators and radical thinkers” [2] Revolution: the statue of Christopher Columbus coming down and four young Indigenous  women in traditional cultural wear standing on top of the empty bust. … Continue reading Revolution: A Brief Contemplation

“Until They See Us,” “The Peculiar Weight of Holding,” and “Black Corporeality”

By Takia Hill “Until They See Us” They will always look for us Reminding us that we will never be red, white, and blue Even when we are bathed in its lights Even when there is blood, bone, and bruise And when the sirens sound We hide in the nearest patch of soft grass Hold our hands like hummingbirds and Watch star tails leave their … Continue reading “Until They See Us,” “The Peculiar Weight of Holding,” and “Black Corporeality”

Post a Black Square, Become an Anti-Racist: Performing Black Lives Matter Activism Online

By Rachael Nuckles In the fall semester, my conference work surrounded girls’ feminist activism as it manifested in various media formats. I began with the zine-fueled activism of the 1990s’ Riot Grrrl network, moving towards girls’ blogs on sites like Tumblr, personal websites, and eventually to their use of social media platforms like Twitter in the wake of #MeToo. This work showed me the double-edged … Continue reading Post a Black Square, Become an Anti-Racist: Performing Black Lives Matter Activism Online