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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: A History of Lipstick

May 26, 2015
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By Zoe Handler   I fall in love for the first time. My partner sighs when my kisses leave faint red lipstick marks on their forehead and their white shirts. Each time I’m apologetic but I like the idea that someone will have to wash away evidence of me and it still might not...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: POETRY BY WAFA SIMPORE

May 6, 2015
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~~~~~~~~~ Step by step is an understatement of the Complexity Confusion Exhaustion That comes along with this work, Deconstruction Reconstruction so that many of us can carry on Carry onto a place of understanding Willingness Strength   Until the lion has a historian, the hunter will always be the hero. – African Proverb  ...
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Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

April 24, 2015
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TFW celebrates Collective member Tanisha C. Ford on the publication of her new book!! — From the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through antiapartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, black women have used their clothing, hair, and style not simply as a fashion statement but as a powerful tool...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: EXTENSION for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival

April 17, 2015
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PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! EXTENSION FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 1, 2015 Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the College Feminisms Forum!  Each of these pieces provide important insight into the discussion and we are grateful for your courage to share your work with us.  We have received a number of requests for an extension...
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An Open Letter to Trans Communities and our Co-Conspirators

April 3, 2015
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    In the wake of this year’s Trans100 event, we write this letter with grave concern for the current state of the trans movement, with the intention to address issues that hinder its progress and growth. The Trans100, to quote co-founder Jen Richards, “is an intentionally curated list of out trans people who...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: When She Breaks Your Heart: A Collection of Poems

March 18, 2015
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By Ray Fraizer ~~~   Fear   Tell me what fear is when you’re going eighty on E smoking what your father smelled like when you were fifteen turning away from his embrace   When you have a bleeding in your brain from trying too damn hard to be brave   Lie down and...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: Being a Feminist at Fourteen

March 9, 2015
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By Olivia Emin I go to a school where the boys outnumber the girls. This isn’t a small difference; there are pretty much two and a half boys for every girl. I never noticed the difference until now. Since Emma Watson’s iconic speech, gender politics has been a hot topic at my school. I...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: “Real” Women: A Critique of “Feminist” Transphobia

March 3, 2015
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By Rebecca Long As awareness of the harmful affects of the presentation of distorted female bodies in media and advertising has risen, so too has the use of phrase “real woman.” Generally employed by advertisers in campaigns like Aerie Real and Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty,” the term is often applied to images of...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Mama: A Short Story

February 25, 2015
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By Nora Kervroëdan     Mama always told me I should not complain. Stop whining, she would say. Be happy with what you’ve got. I was not sure I knew what she meant, but I believed her anyway. I believed everything Mama told me because when she had to raise her child on her...
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Selections from Sequoia Maner, Mahogany L. Browne, Veronica Golos, JP Howard, and Zanzooba Magdoos – Finalists for our Poetry Contest

February 25, 2015
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The following 5 pieces were finalists for our 1st TFW Poetry Contest, judged by Evie Shockley. Please click the above link for an audio recording of “Black Boy Contrapuntal” by Sequoia Maner. Sequoia Maner is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Bachelors...
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