Created by Colorado College Students Emma Gruner (Editor), Paige Clark (Journalist), Petra Jans (Journalist), and Liana Hudson (Graphic Designer) during Block 6 2014
“Baby Bump attempts to help untangle the web of information thrown at mothers and their loved ones, and endow them with the tools necessary to exercise agency over their bodies and their lives. We do not buy into ‘the motherhood mystique,’ a concept that, [according to Joan C. Chrisler and Ingrid Johnston-Robledo], serves the patriarchy and arises out of ‘cultural images of happy, well-adjusted women who are content with their roles as primary caretakers of their children.’ Baby Bump also intends to create a space that does not privilege the white, middle-class experience over groups traditionally pushed toward the periphery and strives to include articles that pertain to a wide breadth of women.”
—Emma Gruner, Editor
Click here to read Baby Bump!
Created by Colorado College students Tram Ha (Editor), Maddie Goldman (Journalist), and Charlotte Allyn (Journalist)–Block 8 2012
“We began our issue by asking ourselves: What does it mean to be a housewife? Our introspection and research revealed that while feminists have made progress for women, our ideas about what makes a good mother and wife remains suspended in time. This issue hopes to make progress on how we view housewives and to challenge ideas about a woman’s ‘natural’ place. Our articles will address a number of issues that housewives today face: familial happiness, representation in the media, and even political rhetoric surrounding their occupation. Gender roles and social stigma still surround and influence what it means to be a housewife. Our writers challenged themselves to think outside the box, and we hope you are up to the challenge too.”
–Tram Ha, Editor
Click here to read Femzine!