Shifting Ideals of Beauty: A Visual Essay

This visual essay is excerpted from a paper by Brittany Chevalier. This visual essay examines the historical trend of American women’s empowerment, their body image, and how the media, who is ultimately run by the patriarchy, enforces the standards of beauty in culture. While women have experienced a sense of political, social and economic freedom in the public sphere over the past fifty years, they are still held … Continue reading Shifting Ideals of Beauty: A Visual Essay

Women’s Campaign Fund Urges Women to be Politically Active

Brittany Chevalier As a student of American and Women’s History, I have always been passionate about women’s participation in the political realm. When I found out that I received the summer fellowship at the Women’s Campaign Fund in Washington, D.C., I was overjoyed because I knew it would be a learning experience that would determine my future and, perhaps, help me figure out what would … Continue reading Women’s Campaign Fund Urges Women to be Politically Active