Fall 2016

Dear FAA

By Hannah Star Rogers

Dear FAA,

This possibility really never occurred to me. I knew it
could happen, but I assumed I would be at home.
I pictured my own comforter, my own ringed tub.
Certainly I thought I could stretch out. The woman
on the plane beside me works for you. She’s a wildlife
biologist and she takes away all the food birds might like
around airports so your flocks don’t encounter their flocks.
She grew up in Brussels but met an American professor
on sabbatical. She’s asleep now, with her blond dreadlock-beads
clicking against the window. She already told me how
she is glad she didn’t have children because it […]

Dear FAA2017-12-15T20:25:10+00:00

Liberal Motherhood: Abortion Rights, Race, and Individual Sovereignty

By Hayley Wagner

No longer can abortion simply be talked about in terms of individual choice and morality—in a country where access varies from easy to impossible and where structural violence pervades society, the terms of this issue must be expanded. The highly controversial issue of abortion has become stigmatized as a kind of eternal, polarizing debate in which “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Choice” are continually at odds with no solution in sight.  Especially in the last few years, varied access to and increased legislative targeting of abortion clinics in the United States has added a new facet to the debate.  The decision […]

Liberal Motherhood: Abortion Rights, Race, and Individual Sovereignty2017-12-15T20:32:54+00:00

Behind Bars

Behind Bars
By Gal Cohen
Oil on canvas, 40×80 cm

Gal Cohen, a visual artist, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Israel (1986). Cohen is currently working on an MFA at the Parsons School of Design at The New School. Her main mediums are painting, drawing, and installation. Over the last few years, after graduating with a BFA in Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art&Design, Jerusalem, she has studied gender studies at Tel-Aviv University, exhibited and showed her art in many exhibitions and art projects, took part in artist residencies, and curated various exhibitions.

Behind Bars2017-12-15T20:34:33+00:00

Future Tense


Leigh Sugar

“Future Tense”

Helen will practice gestures
to quiet the futures she promised herself
as a child: I will one day be a police-
officer or a princess, she’d committed,
standing on the living-room coffee table
all tutu and headband and wand.
It is always time for dress-up
somewhere, she will reason, all chignon
and pantsuit-pretend,
and in the mirror will find shapes
where her eyes used to be.


About the Poet

Leigh Sugar is a writer and movement artist based in New York City. She previously edited The Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing and is now curating and editing an anthology of writing by artists who have taught arts workshops in prisons. […]

Future Tense2017-12-15T20:25:28+00:00

Beyond Non-Discrimination: A Critical Examination of School Safety, Support, and Inclusion of Transgender Youth


By J.M. Bendett


This paper is part of a larger work focusing on the safety and support of transgender students in private schools throughout New York City. The greater work centers the recognition and visibility for transgender, gender independent, and gender non-conforming identities in a school context and explores the production of social norms to maintain systems of categorization and homogeneity throughout a school climate. This larger work includes actions taken by a number of schools within a small case study to address the value of recognition and the right of all students […]

Beyond Non-Discrimination: A Critical Examination of School Safety, Support, and Inclusion of Transgender Youth2017-12-15T20:33:17+00:00
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