As you all probably know, November 6th is the midterm elections! That's in ONE WEEK! I cannot stress enough how important it is that you all get out and vote. Only 61.4% of registered voters and only 46.1% of registered youth (18-29) turned out for the 2016 election. Midterm turnout rates have historically hovered around … Continue reading Get out the vote!
This paper was submitted by Madeline in Tacoma Washington. She will be presenting it at the Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Humanities on November 3rd, 2018. Abstract This paper will explore how Jane Austen’s reputation as a domestic goddess who was concerned simply with the domestic sphere, ignores the subtle radicalism inherent in her writings. Austen has long … Continue reading Jane Austen’s Insular Radicalism
a free write I just came to the realization that I'm only political when I'm sad. The first post on this blog is reactionary. My post about Kavanaugh and anger is reactionary. This post is reactionary. My reason for doing all of this is reactionary. It's a response. It's so inefficient. It's not a way … Continue reading my activism is a product of my depression
TRIGGER WARNING: this post discusses themes of rape and mental health. For as long as I can remember I have been angry. Angry about poverty, about racism, about our political system, about sexism, about everything wrong in the world. When I say anger, I don't mean a slight annoyance. I mean pure rage. This feeling … Continue reading An open letter
As July comes to an end and August approaches, the fishing bug hits hard. Each year the masses head down to Chitna or the Kenai in hopes of spending days in chest-waders and evenings enjoying some fresh caught kings. Thousands of commercial fishermen are heading out to catch the peak. Fish camps are going 24/7 … Continue reading In support of ballot measure 1
Yesterday I participated in the second annual women's march. It was powerful, empowering and inspirational, but I didn't want to be there. A protest for human rights should not be an annual event. Still, we came together and we marched. Thousands of people gathered around 11 at the Park Strip. After hearing from a few … Continue reading On the women’s march