Dear Readers, Feminism is an essential aspect to many realms of women’s mental health–validating the taxing experiences of all women (and all others who are oppressed by patriarchy), pushing back against the the assumptions that women are ruled by their emotions, encouraging the pursuit of fulfilling lives, and in countless other ways. Our January issue features discussions of diverse intersections of mental health and feminism, … Continue reading Welcome to the Feminism and Mental Health Issue!
By Carly Fox I discovered feminism as a sophomore in college. I was insecure, angry, and to say the least, sad. Feminism gave me an intellectual framework with which to critically understand the world around me and a language to describe the feelings of isolation I had long felt. It gave me the tools to connect my personal experiences with history and politics, and inspired … Continue reading Pema Chödrön: Buddhist Insight for Challenging Times
Dear Readers, These books have been tremendously helpful in my own journey of working through depression and anxiety and creating a life filled with more self-love and inner peace. I hope you find them useful. In love and feminism, Carly The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron Radical Acceptance: Awakening the Love That Heals Fear and Shame by Tara Brach The … Continue reading Helpful and Relevant Books
By Carly Fox A ubiquitous name in the spoken-word movement and the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, Andrea Gibson performed at the Best Buy Theater in NYC on October 15, 2013. Singer/Songwriters Nicole Reynolds and Mary Lambert opened for Gibson to a crowded room of more than 200 visibly queer and adoring fans. Through fearless prose, heart-wrenching honesty, and unapologetic presence, the three powerful … Continue reading Declaring Radical Self-Love and Authenticity: Andrea Gibson, Nicole Reynolds, and Mary Lambert in NYC
When Compassion is a Value When Progress Is Measured By How Much Truth We Dare To Know, To Speak When Pushing a Wheel-Chair is Worth More Than Your Stocks When Peace is More Than a Logo on Some T-shirt the Gap is Selling When Patriotism is Pacifism When We Stop Believing in Borders When We Stop Building Walls When Courage is Not a Gun When … Continue reading When Will We Be Feminists?
Dear Readers, Welcome to our Art as a Form of Activism Issue! Our November issue is dedicated to poets, filmmakers, writers, visual artists, and feminists who utilize art as a means to inspire and empower. From the classroom, to the streets, or behind a camera lens, words and themes of self- empowerment, feminism, and activism are being spread to individuals around the world. We wanted … Continue reading Welcome to ART as a form of ACTIVISM Issue!
Dear Readers, Welcome to our Thank a Feminist Issue! We are happy to introduce a new editorial year of Re/Visionist! The editors wanted to begin the 2013-2014 academic year on a note of gratitude, so we decided to devote our entire Sept./Oct. issue to thanking the feminist inspirations in our lives. The inspirational people/ideas/icons included in this issue are from both the past and present; … Continue reading Welcome to the THANK A FEMINIST Issue!
Dear James, I often think of us as quite different. When I was losing sleep about passing high-school AP exams and getting a top score on the SAT, you were writing songs on your guitar and riding your BMX bike at the skate park. I keep a collection of books — bell hooks, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Adrienne Rich–, while you keep a collection of … Continue reading When Construction and Feminism Meet Somewhere In Between