By Elizabeth Tripp Recently, after a painful breakup, I decided to make my very first vision board. I wanted to turn my heartache into an opportunity to build a better, brighter future for myself. Visualization is a powerful mental exercise and has been proven to increase motivation and confidence. I was also looking for a fun distraction; blissfully, creating my vision board took up an … Continue reading Clean Slates Call for Crafting: How to Make Your Own Vision Board
by Noelle Iati In 2004, the Delaware Nation sued the owners of over 300 acres of land in the “Forks” region of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, attempting to reclaim possession. The land, they claimed, was tribal land, obtained by Europeans through a fraudulent transaction, then granted to a Native man named Tunda “Moses” Tatamy, and then resold upon his death by Pennsylvania land speculators with no … Continue reading The Walking Purchase and the Dismissal of the Delaware Nation v. Commonwealth: Legal Institutions as Instruments of the Settler State
Historians Joan Kelly, Alice Kessler-Harris, Joan Scott, and Nell Painter, photographer Candacy Taylor, and filmmaker Mira Nair. What do these women have in common? All received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a government-funded agency now more than a half-century old. Operating under the banner “Because democracy demands wisdom,” the NEH provides funds to “cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, … Continue reading For the NEH…
This past week has been a tumultuous one for many. The new President signed an executive order blocking travel into the U.S. by refugees and many immigrants, and people came out to protest this action over the weekend. The executive order has even led our own college president, Karen Lawrence, to send out a message emphasizing support for the impacted people in our college community. … Continue reading Recent Events
It’s the spring semester, and it’s time to get out your calendar again to set your second semester agenda! Re/Visionist is calling for students to get involved in the production of the Women’s History Program’s blog. Both graduate and undergraduate students of all disciplines are encouraged to participate. As our mission statement says, the blog “aims to promote a critical analysis of history and contemporary … Continue reading Write for Re/Visionist!
Over the course of the last semester, I have spent my time researching the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Harmless, right? Well, a lot of people, particularly Phyllis Schlafly and STOP ERA, begged to differ. Even so, before the U.S. Senate deliberated … Continue reading Using Government Docs for Women’s History
Shirley Stewart is an alumnae of the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College, and the author of The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem. She will be coming to Sarah Lawrence on December 3rd at 5:30 in Heimbold 208. Here is a sneak peek at her research process and advice for those interested in … Continue reading An Interview with Shirley Stewart MA ’10
by Kate Amunrud Continue reading My Foundation- Thank you, Mom!
Dear Grandma, I have often wondered about the days when you were young. The days before your children. The days before you divorced your first husband. Before you fell in love with your second. The days before you sported a perfectly combed Afro. The days when you drove a tractor, plowing your grandfather’s farm. The days when you played the dozens. When I imagine you … Continue reading Finding Feminism in my Grandmother’s Georgia
Dear Kamau Nkosi, You are a silent feminist. Not a loud, verbose, self-righteous, attention-seeking, ‘all-hail-feminism’ type of feminist. You have never been the one to post soliloquies on Facebook to parade your liberalism or acceptance of gender equality. Because, for you, your actions are more important than words posted on a digital platform where sentences and ideas live only for half a second. You are … Continue reading To My Partner- Marching in Feminism