Two-Bedroom Apartment is a self-portrait series sprung from the loins of loneliness. It is an exercise in self-love, both by appearing scantily clad in the photos, and by turning volatile, racing emotions into something that feels better. This series aims to be kinder to oneself, to take a moment and bask in the little bit of light that creeps in.
According to a 2014 New York Times article, people are 2.5 times more likely to Google “is my son gifted?” than “is my daughter gifted?”, even though girls are 11% more likely to be placed in gifted programs (Stephens-Davidowitz). Writer Erin Sheedy observes this statistic in her real-life babysitting business.
If you look good, you feel good. And if you’re wearing clothes that do good for the world, you feel even better. Vivian Yang curates a day-by-day style guide for your week with clothes that not only empower yourself, but empower those behind the material.
Women have always existed, thus women’s history has always existed. Author Caitlin Panarella’s poem expresses the emotion of a lack of representation of women’s history in our curriculum and culture. A radical betrayal merits a radical response.
The females in Photographer Caroline Geithner’s photos are decorations; objects of entertainment. Their beaming faces illuminate a devastating innocence--a lack of awareness that their roles and value in society have been decided for them.
At age 11, Author Kelly Friday’s mom told her that she could not be the lead character of her favorite movie, Indiana Jones, because it was a “boy’s costume.” With her family’s different beliefs on gender and feminism, Kelly struggled to find her own version of feminism with a family on the other side.
Upon her graduation, author Melanie Rodriguez reflects on her secondary school experience, offers advice to fellow graduates, and revisits her college essay. She notes how her experience as a Latina girl shaped these years.
Colors and careers and things and toys have no gender associated with them- unless we as humans assign them to one. Artist Courtney Coghill depicts typically for-boys-only objects in a new setting to show that they’re not just for boys, accompanied by a passage explaining a personal anecdote related to this work.
Victoria’s Secret and Angela Merkel may seem as polar opposites. Author Mary Sutton argues that although both serve as a method of empowerment, their implications are very, very different. She examines the juxtaposition of femininity in today’s culture in this opinion piece.
Growing up is not a fairytale when you’re stuck in your sister’s shadows. Poet and Artist Olivia Jiminez reflects on her interests in the typically-feminine humanities that too have the ability to change the world.
As the Founder of Pussy Consciousness, Kalah Hill has given much thought to sexual potency. She notes that we are at a point between historical sexual oppression and burgeoning sexual liberation. She says that this time period means, “it’s about access, safety, inclusion, and magic. It’s about actualization of self.”
Author Serena Zets discusses her path to intersectional feminism. From a sole social justice advocate to know a queer young women who has found a “network of accomplices,” she details her feminist journey. This piece is the winner of the Make Muse “Women Who Write” essay contest.
Brittany O’Brien is a tour photographer based in Oakland, CA who has worked with up and coming indie bands to huge alternative acts. Author Kathryn Hornyak spotlights Brittany’s experience building relationships on tour, especially in a male-dominated environment.
Following her Abuela’s passing, writer Amy Morales offers a personal experience on what she learned from her Grandmother’s lifelong commitment to counteracting societal norms for women in her home country, Honduras.