How can we begin to tackle a problem like body image?
Bianca Levin

How can we begin to tackle a problem like body image?

Imagine for a second, a world where magazines don’t advertise an ideal figure, a world where weight loss programs don’t exist, a world where a minority body type isn’t regarded as the “perfect” and “ultimate” physique, a world where discourse surrounding women’s bodies doesn’t exist. Perhaps if a world like this existed, society wouldn’t have … Continue reading

The fetus in American body politic
Stephanie Sy-Quia

The fetus in American body politic

The promise of happiness’s pursuit is sustainable only through deferral. This deferral is enacted through the magical, punitive phrase ‘for our children’: our entire society is held in the custody of the perpetually unborn. The promise of eventual happiness yawns out over the horizon: linear, vectoral; leaving us behind. In his queer polemic No Future, Lee … Continue reading

Tired of Fighting
Belle Jar

Tired of Fighting

*Trigger warning: discussion of rape and sexual trauma* After telling the story of what happened, I’m faced with the reaction “you were raped.” It makes me feel sick and my body freezes still each time I hear this. I can write the words I was raped, and then maybe it could be one of the … Continue reading