Broad Recognition

A Feminist Magazine at Yale

  • Building Black Feminism: A Master’s Tea with Barbara Smith

    Building Black Feminism: A Master’s Tea with Barbara Smith

    Born in 1946 in Cleveland, OH, Barbara Smith and her twin Beverley were raised in a Jim Crow Era with segregation—-not by law, but by practice. While Smith’s mother was a college graduate–a rarity in that time period–her professional opportunities were restricted by ...

  • UNITE YALE: call to action

    UNITE YALE: call to action

    The Yale Corporation and Yale administrators are failing to address concerns that students have been working tirelessly to unearth and remedy. Tomorrow, March 27, at 12:30pm, students involved in several struggles for justice in the university are coming together to ...

  • The Politics of Pasties: Not Your Grandmother’s Burlesque

    The Politics of Pasties: Not Your Grandmother’s Burlesque

    “Are you guys ready to see some boobs?”

    The crowd erupts in cheers. We’re only a few blocks away from Yale’s campus, but it’s starting to feel like a different world. My friends, a motley crew of a ...

  • Peanut Butter & Persistence

    Peanut Butter & Persistence

    Age 4: I’m at the Desert Museum – the Tucson, Arizona version of a zoo. The sunlight seems to radiate from all directions and I take a moment to push my sparkly purple glasses up my nose before squatting to squint down through the ...

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Feminist?

The introduction to Roxane Gay’s essay collection Bad Feminist is titled “Feminism (n.): Plural.” In it, Gay discusses the importance of distinguishing feminism as a movement or philosophy from people who are feminists. People, she writes, …

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