While Things Are Stirring

While Things Are Stirring (Cover)

Created by Dorsa Djalilzadeh (Editor), Niyat Ogbazghi (Journalist), Mariel Wilson (Journalist), and Corrina Leatherwood (Graphic Designer) in Block 6 2017

“At times activist work can be daunting but that is why we are here. This publication exists as a guide, a way for learning the theories and the on-the-ground tactics for acknowledging and resisting oppression and engaging in conscious and intentional activism and feminism. Whether it be by protesting with a sign or tweeting to people across the world, ultimately, it is this work that must continue and spread to effect change. As Sojourner Truth so aptly said, ‘I am for keeping things going while things are stirring; because if we wait till it is still, it will take a great while to get it going again’ (92). For some people, existence itself is resistance. For them, that is enough. But some of us can do even more and it is our responsibility to resist for them. Moving is resistance, even the subtlest raising of an arm. Reader, do not go still. Ask for help. Do not hesitate. Keep things stirring.”
—Dorsa Djalilzadeh, Editor

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Out of Line

Out of Line (Cover)

Created by Mari Young (Editor), Griffin Shaffer (Journalist), Stefani Messick (Journalist), and Lauren Larrabee (Graphic Designer) in Block 6 2017

“We at Out of Line recognize that existing in liminal and/or undefined spaces is an act that requires immense courage. We understand that it is easy to fall trap to normative guidelines and that we ‘line ourselves up to avoid the consequences of being out of line because we have been there and we can’t face it anymore’ (Ahmed 55). Liberation is nonlinear, and there are bumps in the road—of that we are certain. So we encourage you to be resilient, no matter what stage in the process of living outside the lines you find yoruself. You are not alone. You are not wrong. You never have been.”
—Mari Young, Editor

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PEELS

PEELS (Cover)

Created by Emily Gaston (Editor), Olivia Blackmon (Journalist), Kelsey Maxwell (Journalist), and Will Cannistraro (Graphic Designer) during Block 6 2017

“We hope to share critical information and insight about the operations of the prison system within the United States and consider various connections and contradictions between the numerous marginalized communities it targets. Ultimately, the goal is to contemplate identity and difference, to recognize the impact that such realities have on persons within and outside of the prison industrial complex (PIC), and to educate about—and advocate for—those impacted by the prison system. In the words of Audre Lorde, ‘In a society where the good is defined in terms of profit rather than in terms of human need, there must always be some group of people who, through systematized oppression, can be made to feel surplus, to occupy the place of the dehumanized inferior’ (289). The PIC is deeply representative of this dynamic of inequality.”
—Emily Gaston, Editor

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UNRULY

Unruly

Created by Codi Haigney (Editor), Nora Holmes (Journalist), Emma Martin (Journalist), and Kai Hill (Graphic Designer) during Block 6 2016

UNRULY is for that questioning fifteen-year-old we once were and who so many of you still are. From an early age, ideas about gender, sexuality, race, bodies, and much more are ingrained in us that become hard not to believe. UNRULY provides the space to overcome these ideologies that can be limiting, confusing, and oftentimes destructive. At UNRULY, we believe in feminism as a space of healing and knowledge-production. We also believe in good, accessible knowledge in order to educate and empower those who may not have access to it otherwise. bell hooks believes in ‘theory as liberatory practice,’ and so do we.”
—Codi Haigney, Editor

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Cliterate

Cliterate

Created by Savanah McDaniel (Editor), Jamie Baum (Journalist), Meredith Bower (Journalist) and Gabbie Pucciarelli (Graphic Designer) during Block 6 2016

“Through publishing accurate sexual health education in a positive and critical manner, Cliterate strives to dismantle some of the social and cultural barriers that hinder women’s access to this education. We hope for women to be comfortable with their bodies, to understand the biases against them, and to make educated decisions on their health. It is about time that we, as a society, look at women’s sexual education through a critical lens, incorporating the theories of old and new. So, reader, brace yourself, and get ready to get (c)literate!”
—Savanah McDaniel, Editor

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