Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Hannah is writing her thesis on Matilda Hamilton Fee and women in higher education administration in the south during the 19th century.  When first introduced to Women’s Studies in college, I initially gravitated toward studying the educational discrepancies I noticed in my high school regarding sex … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Being Gay for Halloween

By Sidney Wegener Sidney is a first year MA candidate studying Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College. Their academic interests include lesbianism and lesbian history in American from the 1920’s to the 1930’s. They are currently pursuing many different avenues for research in U.S. history pertaining to women’s and queer studies and looking forward to working on a thesis related to the linguistic and social … Continue reading Being Gay for Halloween

Jennifer’s Body (2009): Sexuality and Social Relevance in Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama’s Cult Classic Horror Film

By Marian Phillips Marian is a second year graduate student studying Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College. Her interests include LGBT+ History, Media and Film Studies, and the use of music and movements. Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for Jennifer’s Body (2009). Ten years ago, in the fall of 2009, I was thirteen years old. I was hanging out at the mall, waiting for … Continue reading Jennifer’s Body (2009): Sexuality and Social Relevance in Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama’s Cult Classic Horror Film

Liberation in Women’s Healthcare

By Alison Feese Alison is a student working to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. She is a birth doula and advocate for women’s health. She is from Columbia, Kentucky and provides services across Central Kentucky. Liberation is the act of setting something free from imprisonment or oppression. Whether it is our mind, body, or soul, we are often not aware of the imprisonment we are … Continue reading Liberation in Women’s Healthcare

Transgender Incarceration and Kamala Harris

By B. Clark Clark is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Transgender visibility week serves as an important and influential time for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people across the world to come together through social media and community work to create an atmosphere of support and acceptance. It also creates a platform to address the challenges and systematic forms of discrimination that our … Continue reading Transgender Incarceration and Kamala Harris

Marsha P. Johnson, the Revolutionary

By Nico Lueba Jones Jones is a second year at Sarah Lawrence College. Marsha P. Johnson was born on August 4, 1945 in Elizabeth, NJ. She self-identified as a street queen and “transvestite” at a time when the word transgender did not yet exist, but she always called herself a woman and used “she” pronouns. The P stands for “Pay It No Mind,” and that … Continue reading Marsha P. Johnson, the Revolutionary

“From Cowtown to Gaytown”: Kansas Politics and Gay Rights in Wichita, KS

By Korbin Painter Korbin Painter (he/him/his) is an M.A. candidate in the History Department at the University of Iowa. He was born and raised in Kansas and he is an alumnus of the University of Kansas. His research interests include LGBT history of the United States and Germany, focused on LGBT politics, social movements, and the history of emotions. Korbin can be contacted by e-mail … Continue reading “From Cowtown to Gaytown”: Kansas Politics and Gay Rights in Wichita, KS

The Mattachine Society: Henry “Harry” Hay and Harold “Hal” Call

By Marian Phillips Marian is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. A year ago, when I began my Master’s research on homosexuality during the 1950s in America, I was certain that there was an abundance of research on the topic. I didn’t think there was anything more to discover that John D’Emilio, David Allyn, Estelle Freedman, Allan … Continue reading The Mattachine Society: Henry “Harry” Hay and Harold “Hal” Call