Gender
Highlights on the Misuse of Justice

Highlights on the Misuse of Justice

This quality of being just, impartial, or fair has, in its time, been abused as much as the marginalized people this quality should represent. These appropriations are not as publicized as infringements upon one of the values that the United States is founded should be, especially in a time when justice is being tested by...
The Changing Face of the Muses

The Changing Face of the Muses

At first there were nine. Nine muses that, centuries before the common era, were called upon by poets to visit them and bring them tales to breathe life into. When Homer wrote his epics like The Odyssey, he called for Calliope. Clio was called by his peers to help tell history. Erato helped men write...
Questioning

Questioning

  Preface: After 18 years of life, I’m finally in a place where I’m open enough with myself explore gender and what it means to me. It’s very liberating and exciting but also weird, uncomfortable and foreign.
The Dangers of Gendered Clothing

The Dangers of Gendered Clothing

The first time I have ever ventured into the men’s department of a store with the intent to buy something for myself was about a year ago. It was a simple band t-shirt, one of my favorites that I own to date. They made the same one for girls, but none of them were available...
We Can't Understand

We Can’t Understand

Although most of us rarely admit, the sentence, “I understand”, is the last sentence we want to hear. When on the receiving end of an “I understand” we fight to refrain from rolling our eyes and snapping “no you don’t”. But isn’t that what we’re thinking?
#WeMatter x #IAmADoubleThreat

#WeMatter x #IAmADoubleThreat

  Recently, a black man was shot and killed for selling CDs, another for following a police officer’s instruction, and a man also supposedly hung. I’ve been stuck trying to organize my words. I’m trying to rephrase my sentences so they sound right and ethical, but I’m having a hard time with this.
The Needs of the Many?

The Needs of the Many?

    I open my eyes to sunlight streaming through the crack in the curtains and roll over sleepily to check the time on my phone. 10.38. I stare at the number for a second, then my heart drops.
Walk Proudly and Carry a Big Lathi

Walk Proudly and Carry a Big Lathi

  What do you do when you’re trying to take a nice, peaceful walk around town when you see some guy beating his girl in the middle of the street? Let’s face it, some of us would walk on past and others would give him quite a mouthful. Well, then-53-year-old Indian woman Sampat Pal Devi...
General Relativity of a Female Scientist

General Relativity of a Female Scientist

When you flip through a textbook, there are many of the same faces; black and white stills of old white men discovering some boring concept. In science, it’s almost exclusively white men
The Politics of Preening

The Politics of Preening

  I wear makeup almost every day. When I was in middle school, makeup was a way for me to express myself. Frequently, I would experiment with weird eyeshadow colors and graphic eyeliner. It was fun to me. Now, I tend to default to more neutral, understated colors.
Barely Visible

Barely Visible

Illustration by Victoria Silveyra. When I was young I wanted to be everything at once. A knight, an astronaut, a writer. I realized I could use the stories I loved to become all these things and more. I soaked up stories in all their forms-in music, movies, TV shows, books-and let them become part of me....
How to be a Rad Woman: An interview with Kate Schatz

How to be a Rad Woman: An interview with Kate Schatz

  Kate Schatz is a proclaimed feminist, writer, editor, and educator. She is the author of the popular children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z, which was published by City Lights earlier this year. She was also my Literary Arts teacher in highschool!