Meet the Female Characters in Shakespeare’s Richard the Second

William Shakespeare is one of the most popular playwrights of all time, and his writing continues to be a source of inspiration for further questions of study. In his work The Life and Death of King Richard the Second, the power of effective language is a critical part of the play, and one of the […]


Single Mothers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Valentina Loaiza // The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly impacted families with children. With the closing of schools at the beginning of the pandemic, some of us might have witnessed our parents struggling to find a babysitter to take care of our younger siblings. Others probably came home from college to take on that huge […]

Creative Nonfiction

Dear X: An Open Letter to Misogynistic Men

by Miya Kuramoto // The letter below is addressed to all of the Xs of the world that harass women for no good reason. Dear X, I am sick and tired of making excuses for you; blaming myself to rationalize your behavior. I am done watching you abuse the power that you hold as a […]


What Does Feminism Actually Mean in Politics?

by Aditi Hukerikar // Women who are political figures have an important role in the feminist movement; they have both the platforms and the political power to make lasting change and promote women’s issues. However, feminism, as a concept, has been used less as a driving force for change and more as a shield against […]

Movies & TV Pop Culture

Female Hysteria?: A Question of Silence Film Review

by Maria Siciliano// The courtroom was filled with an uproarious chorus of laughter by every woman in attendance.  This is how the film by Marleen Gorris, A Question of Silence, closes with no further explanation. In this highly controversial 1980s film, I was truly struck by the feminist critique that the director posits on society. […]

Creative Featured Nonfiction

Hi My Name Is [Mee-ya]

by Miya Kuramoto // A solo-performance written and performed by Miya herself. Winner of the Solo Performance category of the 2020 Heermans-McCalmon Competition. Full Transcription: My name is Miya. That is spelled M-I-Y-A. Sometimes when I go to the doctors office I see in my charts that they write down [Mee-ya], M-E-E-Y-A. You know that […]