My name is Judy Fisher and I have been a part of the FGS program since my very first class, taking the Intro to FGS FYE with Dr. Heidi R. Lewis. Additionally, I have contributed to the Monthly Rag since that very first class and have been proud to serve as the Editor Apprentice and the Editor. Through my experiences in this program I have also been able to serve as the FGS FYE Mentor and serve on Triota cabinet for 2 years. I have had the opportunity to learn so much, meet so many amazing people, and do amazing things because of my experiences in this department and I am forever grateful to the people who I have been in contact with, particularly my peers and my mentors. I have learned so much through the content in these courses but most importantly from listening and being in community with so many people who are different from me, but dedicated to making sense of how power shapes our lives. I am very sad that I am unable to share these final moments with my friends and mentors and thank them properly for the impact they have played in my life, but I hope to be able to do so in the future, and I hope they know how much they mean to me. I will be spending this summer with my family and preparing to begin my graduate journey in joining the American Studies PhD program at Purdue University where I have been awarded the Purdue Doctoral Fellowship.
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
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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
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Created by Ella McMullin (Editor), Amanda Bradley (Journalist), Josie Ballew (Journalist), and Eloise Kelly (Graphic Designer)
“Whether you consider yourself a mother, have kids, are expecting, are parents, or are just curious, this space is for everyone, every body, and everymommy! Unlike other parenting or mothering magazines, MOMMY embraces the joys, challenges, and truths of being a mother.”
—Ella McMullin, Editor
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Created by Isa Hussain (Editor), Maureen Dunn (Journalist), Sally Hedderman (Journalist), and Saluja Siwakoti (Graphic Designer)
“Welcome to the debut issue of TIMES Magayzine, the intergenerational queer magazine of our time—and yours, too! TIMES Magayzine engages discourse and discussion around queerness and queer-related issues as part of what may be perceived as ‘old’ news to some yet ‘new’ to others.”
—Isa Hussain, Editor
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