Politics & Activism

Sister Outsider: Widening the Scope of Female Liberation

Cover art by Alexandra Levasseur I recently read Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (1934-1992), a preeminent voice in feminist, LGBTQ+, and civil rights literature and poetry. Self-describing herself as a “Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Lorde has devoted her life to tackling the obstacles we face in navigating intersectional identities (like being queer and/or BIPOC), …

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The Deceptive Solidarity of the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Act

Cover art by Hanifa Abdul Hameed On May 14th, 85+ Asian and LGBTQ+ organizations across the United States released a statement in opposition to the S.937 COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, passed by the Senate on April 22, 2021, to address anti-Asian racism, xenophobia, and the hate crimes that have increased by 150% against Asian-Americans since …

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What’s Happening in Myanmar?

Myanmar, located in the South-East region of Asia, is a nation in transition, aiming to break free from a past marred by decades of authoritarian rule, military regime, and economic crises. Myanmar is rampant with pervasive government control, widespread corruption, unequal distribution of resources, and ineffective economic policies. The country was under a military dictatorship …

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