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!
Interview by Emilie Egger What brought you to a career in social work? How do your training and personal experiences shape your work? A variety of personal experiences led me to my career in social work. Initially, a trip to volunteer in India after graduation from high school sparked my interest in the field. After being exposed to immense poverty and violence, I felt a … Continue reading Interview with feminist-identified Social Worker Robyn Ekenstedt
by Emilie Egger “We meet wonderful people, but lose them in our busyness. We’re, as the saying goes, all over the place. Steadfastness, it seems, is more about dogs than about us. One of the reasons we love them so much.” Award-winning American poet Mary Oliver recently gave a benefit reading for the Provincetown Art Association which featured selections from her latest collection of poems, … Continue reading Mary Oliver reads from new release–Dog Songs
by Emilie Egger White slave films like Traffic in Souls (Universal 1913) were all the rage in the early Progressive Era in the United States. White slavery (forced prostitution of immigrants) was a topic of great concern during this time and in the years before World War I, became the focus of both government and non-government moral panic. While legislators pushed laws condemning the forced … Continue reading Class condemnation through film: Traffic in Souls and White Prostitution Films in the early 1900s
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!
by Emilie Egger “Art is only important to the extent that it aids in the liberation of our people.”–Elizabeth Catlett The Art Institute of Chicago’s They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 exhibit, currently on display, includes art created during and inspired by the era of the Great Migration in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibit … Continue reading Chicago History: Elizabeth Catlett in They Seek a City
by Emilie Egger After days of countless press outlets expressing pity for “nice guy” Jovan Belcher, who suddenly “snapped” and committed a murder-suicide, and even the indirect blaming of Kasandra Perkins, his girlfriend whom he shot nine times and killed, certain media outlets are finally coming around to examining the actual victims in this case. Namely, Perkins and her now orphaned 3-month-old daughter. As analysis … Continue reading Recent tragedy highlights greater risks for new mothers
by Emilie Egger Travels throughout other parts of the world have enlightened me to the fact that America’s body neuroses are spreading with our culture and economic exploitation. After college, I spent several months teaching English in Georgia. Georgia is a country on the border of Asia and Europe, whose culture reflects influences from both; centuries of invasions and occupations have added layers to its … Continue reading Cultural Imperialism and Body Image in Georgia
Emilie Egger This November, several states will implement their new Voter Identification laws, many of which require the presentation of a valid photo ID at the time of casting the ballot. These laws were ostensibly designed to eliminate voter fraud at the polls; however, instead of actually preventing voter fraud (of which there appears to be very little, according to a Brennan Center for Justice … Continue reading Voter ID Laws target women, transgender persons