COLLEGE FEMINISMS: My Intersectional Take on Marriage “Equality”

January 13, 2014
By
marriage equality

By T’Shana McClain In the wake of the gay-marriage debate sweeping the nation, I am aware that my stance on marriage equality is inextricably linked to my experience as a bi-racial child of a single mother raised in the racist South. As everyone waited in anticipation this past summer for news of the Supreme Court decision, I was in a constant state of conflict because I did not know...
Read more »

The Sexual Geopolitics of Popular Culture and Transnational Black Feminism

January 13, 2014
By
Knowles-Adichie

By Janell Hobson While the debate raged on toward the end of 2013 concerning Beyoncé’s feminist politics – especially in her sampling of celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” TED speech in her song “***Flawless,” featured on her fast-selling BEYONCÈ: The Visual Album – few have contributed conversations on the potential for a transnational black feminist consciousness that this sampling promises. Notably, Aljazeera America...
Read more »

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: The Sentiment of Success

January 11, 2014
By
sentiment of success

By Camille Evans I am an artist, a feminist, and a reluctant perfectionist. But what I am certainly not is—emotional. When it comes to self-expression, I find myself to be an utter failure, desperately treading water in the undulating ocean that is my unbridled subconscious. Drawing, painting, even keeping a diary is profoundly difficult for me. I am never pleased with my work, as it always seems hollow and...
Read more »

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: The Bloody Cage

January 10, 2014
By
The Bloody Cage

By David Rojas Tony picked up Carlos at approximately 11:30 pm on a chilly, snowy December night. Holding onto the hose that would help incinerate a 2002 Impala, Carlos, making a trail in the snow to where the car was parked, began to sweat despite the ten-degree weather. Once by the car, Tony quickly slid the hose into the gas tank as Carlos grabbed the other end of the...
Read more »

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Let Your Anger Consume the World, Not You

January 9, 2014
By
COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Let Your Anger Consume the World, Not You

By Samantha Pevear I lie on my bed with my legs against the wall, feet arched towards the ceiling. I begin banging my heels into the wall, watching as small indentations begin to deepen the potholes that are remnants left behind from previous tantrums. I feel if I can just kick hard enough, I will be able to relieve myself of the constant anger that fills my core and...
Read more »

Queer African Reader: A Review

January 9, 2014
By
queer african reader

By Rita Nketiah and Rose Afriyie In the past decade, African sexual minorities have received increasing attention. 2013 alone saw numerous headlines most notably around  the murder of activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon and the passage of  the “Anti-Homesexuality” and “Same Sex Marriage Prohibition” bills in Uganda and Nigeria respectively. But there is much more to Queer rights in Africa than murder and policy advocacy.  For example, most mainstream...
Read more »

Introducing: Heather M. Turcotte

January 8, 2014
By
Introducing: Heather M. Turcotte

Heather M. Turcotte is committed to anti-oppressive transnational feminist approaches to decolonizing academia, the interstate system and daily exchange. She received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Politics and Feminist Studies and is currently a joint-appointed assistant professor in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut. She chairs the New England Women’s Studies Association and co-chairs the Anti-White Supremacy Taskforce...
Read more »

COLLEGE FEMINISMS: The Girl(s) with the Pearl Earring(s)

January 8, 2014
By
COLLEGE FEMINISMS: The Girl(s) with the Pearl Earring(s)

By Renna Gottlieb I’m sitting in a small dining hall at Connecticut College, surrounded by about fifty of my student peers. My school is located in New London, Connecticut, situated roughly midway between Boston and New York City on the southern coastline of Connecticut. Connecticut College (often referred to simply as “Conn,” “Conn Coll,” or “CC”) is a small liberal arts college, with some 1,900 students in total. And...
Read more »

Introducing: Stephanie Gilmore

January 8, 2014
By
Introducing: Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore is an award-winning educator, writer, editor, and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative women’s history from The Ohio State University, where she divided her time as a research assistant in Key West, FL and a managing editor for the Journal of Women’s History. After spending eight years in the academic world, she left and decided to dedicate her passion and talent to ending sexual violence on college...
Read more »

Introducing: Duchess Harris

January 8, 2014
By
Introducing: Duchess Harris

Duchess Harris is the author of two books, Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Clinton/Obama (Palgrave Macmillan) and an edited volume with Bruce Baum, Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity (Duke University Press). Professor Harris was a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from PENN in 1991 with a degree in American History and Afro-American Studies. Six years later, she earned a Ph.D. in American Studies...
Read more »

Introducing: Kai M. Green

January 8, 2014
By
Introducing: Kai M. Green

Kai M. Green is a writer, scholar, poet, filmmaker, abolitionist, feminist and whatever else it takes to make a way towards a new and more just world. He examines questions of gendered and racialized violence in his art and scholarship. His film, “It Gets Messy in Here,” examines the lives of transgender men and masculine identified women of color and their bathroom experiences. Kai is a PhD candidate in the...
Read more »

Follow The Feminist Wire

Subscribe to TFW via Email