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

An Anxious Student View of Digital Classes

By Sarah Weinstock *This op-ed piece was written about my personal experience with anxiety, while fully understanding that no one person experiences anxiety the same. One may think that staying at home would calm an anxious mind in the upcoming online semester. However, many people with high anxiety find comfort in familiar routines. I have “trained” years for in-person classes, and understand what will most … Continue reading An Anxious Student View of Digital Classes

Sharenting: Digital Dangers to Transgender Children

By Laura Lee *Names of people in this post have been changed  On a particularly slow Wednesday afternoon I sat with my co-workers waiting for our next patient to arrive. The conversation weaved its way through assorted topics when my co-worker, “Kathy” (whose eyes were glued to her phone the entire time) said “Oh, I have to show you this.” “This” turned out to be … Continue reading Sharenting: Digital Dangers to Transgender Children

The Revolution Will Be Dramatized: Pondering the Role of the Performing Arts in History

By Rachael Nuckles Earlier this month, the official filmed version of Broadway’s Hamilton premiered on streaming platform Disney Plus. This production fits our blog’s theme of “revolution” in several ways. Not only does the plot retell some key moments of the historical Revolutionary War, but it relies on nonwhite actors to do so. As I wrote in a previous post about Broadway’s Slave Play, theater … Continue reading The Revolution Will Be Dramatized: Pondering the Role of the Performing Arts in History

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

Mi’Shaye Venerable: Black, Queer, Woman Activist and Community Organizer

Video recorded by Mi’Shaye Venerable. Synthesis written by ReVisionist sr. editor, Sidney Wegener, and approved by Mi’Shaye Venerable. Mi’Shaye Venerable is a California State University Stanislaus alumni as well as an organizer and activist in the Sacramento area. She has been organizing Black Lives Matter protests in the Sacramento area alongside three other queer Black women. As a collective, they call for accountability and defunding … Continue reading Mi’Shaye Venerable: Black, Queer, Woman Activist and Community Organizer

“90’s Love,” “Love Washed in Rainbow and Sunshine,” and “Liberation of Mind, The Rise of Consciousness and Destruction of Racism”

By Christina Parker 90’s Love  I want to be the Timmy to your Fairy Odd Parents,  The Wild to Your Thornberry,  The Jimmy to your Neutron,  The Danny to your Phantom,  I’m not promising a fairytale ending,  An All That Show with a Kenan and Kel flow,  I’m not That’s So Raven but my future is dim without you.  Who loves you?  Christina loves you!  … Continue reading “90’s Love,” “Love Washed in Rainbow and Sunshine,” and “Liberation of Mind, The Rise of Consciousness and Destruction of Racism”

“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”