Please join me in welcoming Sage Reynolds and Anya Quesnel as our new content creators!
My name is Sage Reynolds—transferred to CC this year, originally from Colorado, and thrilled to be one of the Content Creators for The Monthly Rag! I am currently a sophomore (soon to be declared) Feminist and Gender Studies Major. I am passionate about reproductive justice and would love to do a collaborative project with the local Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood to create more inclusive opportunities around sex Education on campus. Eager to collaborate, listen, and create, I can’t wait to work with The Monthly Rag team.
My name is Anya Quesnel and I’m a first-year student hailing from Trinidad and Tobago. I want to help make the Monthly Rag a critical, creative platform for the discussion of relevant topics to Feminist and Gender Studies which go beyond the immediate campus and United States context. I hope to see this publication grow into a space for a wide range of feminist voices to be heard and to provide our community with the monthly dose of FemGen realness it needs.
Two feminist icons of mine are Shivanee Ramlochan and Attilah Springer
There has been an open letter, including a petition with demands dispersed amongst the CC community regarding student concerns over the Antiracism Implementation plan. In particular, this letter addresses the treatment of the Butler Center and elimination of Dr. Paul Buckley’s position.
Below we are including the link to the open letter and the petition as an act of solidarity and support from Triota cabinet and the entire Monthly Rag creative team:
Sage Reynolds, Content Creator
Anya Quesnel, Content Creator
Eileen Huang, FGS ’22, Editor Apprentice
Zivia Berkowitz, FGS ’21, Administrator
Mekael Daniel, FGS ’20, Vice President
Judy Fisher, FGS ’20, Vice President of Triota, Editor
Members of the CC community can find the letter below and sign petition:
Created by Anis Buttar-Miller (Editor), Cameron Bacher (Journalist), Lili Whittier (Journalist), and Sophie Dua (Graphic Designer)
“Welcome to the first edition of DRAGGED* (*dragging the complexities out of drag)! As a magazine we hope to use feminist lenses to explore the discourse (dominant discussion and narrative about a topic) around the drag community regarding identity, self-expression, and the impact on its audiences with queer young adults who are interested in drag. As young queer people we want you to be able to take pride in your identity and find strength in it like Charlotte Bunch said, ‘Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside the patriarchy; our existence challenges its life’ (224). We also want you to think critically about happenings within your community, such as the prevalence of and discourse around drag. We hope to be able to provide you with new information and help you understand the complexities around drag.”
—Anis Buttar-Miller, Editor
Click here to read DRAGGED*!
Created by Nicolette Gordillo-LaRiviere (Editor), Sage Reynolds (Journalist), Halle Schall (Journalist), and Bradley Bollag-Miller (Graphic Designer)
“We publish this magazine ‘BECAUSE doing/ reading/ seeing/ hearing cool things that validate and challenge us can help us gain the strength and sense of community that we need in order to figure out how bullshit like racism, ablebodyism, ageism, speciesism, classism, thinism, sexism, antisemitism, and heterosexism figures in our own lives (Bikini Kill 478).’ Presence is for those who use their bodies as resistance. For those who use their appearances to stray from dominant standards of what they are told they have to be. Welcome to our community.”
—Nicolette Gordillo-LaRiviere, Editor
Click here to read Presence!