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 Tiffany Williams Fuck the white man who told me Dyslexia was an incurable disease That being left-handed was worse than Being Right Momma told me to be silent when the white man was talking Told me to listen to the white man Act like the white man Dye my hair blond Get blue contacts Don’t tan, you’re already dark Go to the beauty supply … Continue reading Chained to the White Man
“I grew up at a time when it was an anomaly to see people who looked like me on TV. When you don’t feel seen or heard, you don’t feel validated or valued.” – Shonda Rhimes Space is what defines our bodies, fashion, style, dress, hair, mannerisms, and skin color. Depending on where a person resides, space determines an environment’s specific … Continue reading Taking Control of the Lens: Julie Dash and Leslie Harris
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 Millicent Fredericks, You are not forgotten. I repeat. You are not forgotten. You may not be found in my history books like America: A Narrative History, American Story, or other ‘American’ history texts. These books are written by white, upper class men armed with a privileged lens that systematically undermines ethnic minorities in order to sustain a patriarchal society. American is a term I use … Continue reading Martyrs are Made or Forgotten
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