Broad Recognition

A feminist magazine at Yale


June 26, 2016


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April 21, 2016

“Why We Have Winter” Review

Alexa Derman’s “Why We Have Winter” is a touching play about not letting tragedy define you.

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April 18, 2016

Darkmatter Comes to Yale

I went into DarkMatter’s performance last week excited to see two of my internet heroes perform. I came out of it questioning everything, and that […]

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April 1, 2016

Full Plate, Open Tabs

A collection of links and media on tweeting, eating, and dreaming about the most social of personal experiences: eating.



April 21, 2016

What Does “Food Justice” Mean?

“Food justice” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot. I’ve done it—often—without a firm grasp on its connotations. Justice is a word I […]


April 11, 2016

John Kasich: On the (Feminist) Issues

Feminism is and must be intersectional, and as such, a broad range of issues can be considered feminist ones.  For the purposes of brevity and […]

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April 6, 2016

How to Talk to Your Chinese Parents About Police Brutality

Sometimes, white supremacy does not have a white face attached. Sometimes takes the form of combatting prejudice in one’s own communities.

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April 29, 2016

Feminist Perspectives: Interview with Annemarie McDaniel

Kevin speaks to Annemarie McDaniel about the history of student activism at the Women’s Center in 1980. They discuss lessons for current student activists and the importance of institutional memory in ensuring future activist success.

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April 28, 2016

Choosing Names, Choosing Values

I first came out three days before coming to Yale and promptly enrolled in George Chauncey’s course, U.S. Lesbian and Gay History. Over the past […]


April 25, 2016

Claim the Space: An Interview with Dara Huggins

I sat down with Dara Huggins, Pierson College ’17 and President of Yale’s Black Woman Coalition to talk about the Town Hall on Sexual Assault & Rape Culture she and members of USAY (Unites Against Sexual Assault Yale) helped organize.

sex & health


April 15, 2016

Broad Strokes: Painful Penetration

Whenever I try to have intercourse, I always end up in a lot of pain. My vagina feels sore during and afterwards.


April 12, 2016

Queering Violence: A Review

A review of a workshop called “Queering Violence: Conversations about Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence and Trauma in LGBTQ Communities,” was led by Randall Jenson, an activist filmmaker and artist who uses documentary to educate audiences about the marginalization of queer and trans youth in violence-prevention initiatives.


April 8, 2016

Time of the Month: Guide to Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge can be very confusing because it’s rarely included in biology or sexual health curricula. I’ve put together a simplified guide to different types of vaginal discharge to help you determine if what you’re experiencing is normal or might require medical treatment.

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May 8, 2016

For Our Mothers

In the fall of this year, I buried my head in my mother’s shoulder and cried. On the car ride home, she told me that […]


April 29, 2016

Dear Cisgender Queer People

Since coming out as an agender identified trans person, I have noticed some very disturbing patterns within what many people refer to as the “LGBT […]

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April 18, 2016

Darkmatter Comes to Yale

I went into DarkMatter’s performance last week excited to see two of my internet heroes perform. I came out of it questioning everything, and that […]

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April 20, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the 420.

The Good News: The first three people are being charged for the Flint water crisis – for covering up contamination. A national anti-Trump movement might be […]

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April 13, 2016

The Good, the Bad and the Ban Ki-Moon

The Good News: The CIA will no longer use draconian torture practices – even if mandated by a future president. CNN has just published a […]

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April 6, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Bad-ass Graduate Women

The Good News: Yale put up a painting of its first female PhD graduates in Sterling! Read about it here. Azealia Banks and Sarah Palin […]