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Refusing to Compromise My Beliefs

July 11, 2014
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By Christina Peterson As a student, I never thought I would be stuck in a place where I face the possibility of failing a class because I refuse to conform to another person’s beliefs. During my junior year of college, I took a course that required me to make a survey, send it out...
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Poetry By Jaclyn Weber

May 30, 2014
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  The Walking Dead   Girl in my history class totally started looking like a zombie from The Walking Dead.                 Maybe I’m watching too much Walking Dead…   She’s shake, shake, shaking those rotten corpse legs in off-brand Ugg’s in ripped up faded jeans blue. In...
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Two Pieces by Karin Cotterman

March 12, 2014
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By Karin Cotterman     Radiation/Journey to basement and waiting room   I enter the sliding glass door of the building as if I am going to see my dentist who is on the 3rd floor. I ride up with others, medical professionals, patients and visitors to the 5th floor, where I don’t turn...
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Feminists We Love: Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, M.D., M.Sc. [VIDEO]

February 25, 2014
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Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, M.D., M.Sc.

“We are feminist warriors, not perfectionists.” ~ Lisa Factora-Borchers ~ I begin with my sister Lisa Factora-Borchers’ quote to remind myself that striving for perfection is actually going in the opposite direction of self care. To be clear, I believe we should all strive to do our absolute best in any and everything that we set...
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Posted in Audre Lorde, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, Feminists We Love, Health, LGBTQI, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Women of Color | 3 Comments »

A Tribute to my friend, Audre Lorde

February 20, 2014
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By Ika Hügel-Marshall I have become stronger and more self confident because of my friendship with Audre Lorde. Thanks to her presence, my life has become more active in struggle. And it has also become more joyful. Audre is still with me.  For the 80th birthday anniversary celebration of Audre’s life almost twenty-two years...
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The Able-ist Gaze: Imagining Malingering

November 25, 2013
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The Able-ist Gaze: Imagining Malingering

By Meadow Jones I’m home from my last class for the evening, and it’s now 7:30 at night. Before bed I will finish grading my students, prepare a presentation for tomorrow, try to finalize my travel plans for an upcoming conference, hope to eat, and endure the dog who wishes to be walked. I will...
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Posted in Disability, Health, Privilege, Sexism | 4 Comments »

“Operation Space Surgery” by Gabriele Gervickaite

November 18, 2013
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“Operation Space Surgery” by Gabriele Gervickaite

Operation Space Surgery “I think of my body – wires and screws in it, and marks of scalpel on my skin. My studio is a surgery room where I cut up electrical tapes and turn them into torsos. Here I reorganize body parts and bones. By exploring the body as medium, the surgical process...
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Op-Ed: Abortion Funds: Bridging the Gap in Reproductive Health Care Where Texas and The Hyde Amendment Won’t

October 20, 2013
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Op-Ed: Abortion Funds: Bridging the Gap in Reproductive Health Care Where Texas and The Hyde Amendment Won’t

By Amanda Williams As open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act finally kicks off, Americans are beginning to celebrate a healthier future for our country.  We rejoice over the millions of people who will receive coverage, no co-pays for preventive care, an end to discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, out-of-pocket expense caps, and much...
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Two to Tango: Sharing Birth Control

October 10, 2013
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By Samantha Maldonado I started on birth control (a.k.a “the pill”) during my relationship with my current boyfriend.  It’s the method we prefer.  Being on the pill makes me feel as though I am taking responsibility for my sexual activity and for my body, and my boyfriend and I both benefit from the pill’s...
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An Open Letter to Same Gender Loving Black Men

September 23, 2013
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By David J. Malebranche My heart is heavy.  My soul longs for relief.  Yesterday my dear friend, mentee and little brother, Warner McGee, transitioned after being taken off life support by his mother due to a protracted illness.  The details of exactly which illness robbed him of his future at this point is irrelevant –...
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