The Monthly Rag Block 6 2021

Center-Stage: The Social Performance Issue

Created by Sakina Bhatti (Editor), Basimah Curry (Editorial Assistant), Devin Cata (Journalist), Mar Wilson (Journalist), and Daya Stanley (Graphic Designer) during Block 5 2021

“If you’re a young person of color in America, you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about how your life is different from that of others, just because of the color of your skin or where your family is from. Whether that’s in the ways that you interact with other people, think of your own life, or understand the community around you, there’s just something about being not white in a super white country that forces us to think about ourselves. Some might call it self-absorbed, but here at Center-Stage, we think that it’s hella important to put ourselves in the center of conversations, especially about issues that affect us and especially in a country where it is so easy to talk about Black and Brown people without ever actually including us.”
—Sakina Bhatti, Editor

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Created by Fiona Herzig (Editor), Molly Dibble (Editorial Assistant), Julia Odland (Journalist), Lauren Hough (Journalist) and Sophie Roden (Graphic Designer) during Block 5 2021

“In addition to an emphasis on the history of women healers, (S)healers provokes discourse around the challenges that both healers and patients face in today’s society and medical institutions. We hope to inspire those interested in connecting with reproductive, physical, and mental health to find sources of healing that work for them. Future issues will continue to call attention to the legacy of women healers and today’s (s)healers!”
—Fiona Herzig, Editor

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Like Fine Wine: Reclaiming Sexuality Later in Life

Created by Logan Smith (Editor), Grace Tumavicus (Journalist), Alanna Jackson (Journalist), and Nadia Hill (Graphic Designer) during Block 5 2021

“When my mother went through menopause, she did not tell me—the tampons underneath her sink just disappeared one day. When I asked her why she’d gotten rid of them, she simply said she didn’t need them anymore and never brought it up again. She made menopause seem like it wasn’t a big deal. When I learned that menopause can last for years, cause women severe discomfort, and greatly impact their sex lives and the way they are perceived by the rest of society, I was shocked that my mother didn’t complain about it more often. Menopause, aging female bodies, and older women’s sexuality are topics that are not widely discussed, often engendering feelings of discomfort when brought up. Welcome to the first edition of Like Fine Wine, a safe space devoted to honoring and exploring aging female bodies and what makes them feel good.”
—Logan Smith, Editor

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