Photo by Clara Lim Books that empower us. Recently the #FEMPOWERTHON read-a-thon happened (next #FEMPOWERATHON event in October 8th-14th 2017), which was an event, created by Taylor Stanley and Nicole Craswell, with challenges to read as many feminist and diverse books as you could in a week. When I decided to join I realized I didn’t have that many options to read, I had to ask my friends for recommendations which were books that I had already read, I had to do extensive res
Collage by Romi Geller On January 21st, 2017, we made history, and it was only the beginning. The women’s march was a highly anticipated protest that brought attention to women’s rights around the globe. Originally to take place in Washington, D.C., news of the march ignited a rippling effect globally and inspired over 673 "sister marches" in and outside of the United States. Millions of intersectional feminist of all gender, class, religion, and sexual orientation took to th
Collage (using stills from films mentioned) by Nahomy Ortiz For a long time, it was very hard for me identify myself with female characters in film. As a child, I looked up to female characters like Catwoman (2004) and Cady Heron (Mean Girls 2004), but I later came to realize that characters like Catwoman were just oversexualized characters that taught young girls that being pretty and sexy was the only goal to stride for. Within media, some characters have become more and mo
Art by Markha Y My mom has always told me that long hair is pretty. The first boy I ever kissed even told me he loved my long hair. My hair was the thing that told me I was normal, I blended in, I was cool. It got to the point that I would sleep in uncomfortable positions, so as to not ruin it. My hair was my curtain. It could either protect me from whatever was on the other side, or put me in center spotlight, right where I wanted to be. Maybe that’s why I chopped it off.