Periphery

Periphery (Cover)

Created by Justina Zuckerman (Editor), Judy Fisher (Journalist), Montana Bass (Journalist), and Ryan Garcia (Graphic Designer) in Block 6 2017

“We recognize that this work is far from easy, but disrupting the status quo is never simple, and as Sara Ahmed writes, ‘Where there is hope there is difficulty.’ Feminism is the work that we do against oppression to attempt to foster hope, collectivity, and understanding. Femininst theory is how we live our lives. We combine these two ideologies and create a form of rebellion. One that is quintessentially tied to sharing the experiences of those historically denied a voice by giving their work a place to be seen and shared. We will not attempt to appropriate their words to be more palatable by translating them into normative prose, but simply give the avenue and the means for these works to be regarded as legimate and true. As bell hooks writes, ‘I found a place of sanctuary in theorizing,’ and to create a place of sanctuary for expression and thought is absolutely Periphery’s objective.”
—Justina Zuckerman, Editor

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Periphery (ToC)

Women in Media

WIM

Created by Nina Murray (Editor), Helena Thatcher (Editorial Assistant), Jason Edelstein (Journalist), Naya Herman (Journalist), and Trina Reynolds-Tyler (Graphic Designer) during Block 6 2015

“At Women in Media (WIM), a magazine geared toward progressive-minded women, we understand that women have wide and varied interests, because they are, first and foremost, human beings. At WIM, we intend to use media to examine media through a critical feminist lens. By questioning the traditional ways media has been used, we at WIM intend to challenge perspectives and insert ourselves into a larger conversation about media’s role in our culture.”
—Nina Murray, Editor

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Daphne

Daphne

Created by Colorado College students Anne Ireland (Editor), Melissa Barnes (Editorial Assistant), Kirby Leyshon (Journalist), Sam Smith (Journalist), and Kjersten Conway (Graphic Designer)–Block 7 2013

“So much of what exists in the magazine world for young to adolescent girls today is focused solely on fashion, music and pop culture. Don’t get me wrong – I love clothes and fashion – but there are also a lot of other things I love, such as expanding my horizons, learning new things, and meeting new people. We know you’re smart, and we know that you have a lot of different interests. Therefore, we wanted to create a space for you that we feel doesn’t exist elsewhere; we wanted to build a magazine that presents issues girls face from unique perspectives and encourages you (our awesome readers) to respond and discuss them with other girls. Scholar bell hooks explains, ‘Small groups remain an important place for education for critical consciousness…an especially important aspect of the small group setting is the emphasis on communicating feminist thinking, feminist theory, in a manner that can be easily understood.’ We want to inform you about subjects that can be interpreted through a feminist lens, for we strongly believe that girls are equal to boys. We want to have a conversation with you, and we want you to be able to interact with each other upon reading each issue. Thus, we have created online forums corresponding to each article within our pages so that you may participate in small group discussions. We welcome your critiques just as much as we welcome your support. We want to hear what YOU have to say.”
–Annie Ireland, Editor-in-Chief

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Femzine

Block 7 2012

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

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