Intersection

Making change: The $20 turns toward equality

Making change: The $20 turns toward equality

The catalyst making the biggest change to our currency since 1929 started with some housekeeping. The Advanced Counterfeit Deterrence program was established to stay ahead of counterfeiting, which is the primary driver for currency redesign. In June 2013, the ACD recommended to the secretary of the treasury, Jacob Lew, that the $10 note be the […]

Paying it no mind: Honoring my ancestors

Paying it no mind: Honoring my ancestors

The deep purple and blue hues that once seemed to complete carefully painted eyelids, and angry red gashes that were carved just inches from neatly styled wigs, now cannot be found. Their protest signs, once dripping with fresh ink of political scrawlings, are now carefully fashioned safety pins and rainbow duct tape placed securely over […]

White Feminism Is Not Why We March

White Feminism Is Not Why We March

Community members and students gathered Saturday, Jan 21 at the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services office to participate in the Women’s March on Denver.  “Those of us that are going [to the march] from Women’s Studies are trying to be really intentional,” said Andy Putman, assistant to the director of IWSS. “It’s not only […]

Taking space: Bi/Pan/Fluid Awareness Day

Taking space: Bi/Pan/Fluid Awareness Day

Bisexual, Pansexual and Fluid Awareness Day was more than just a lecture or social gathering; instead, it took the form of an exercise, one that gave participants a chance to walk in the shoes of another’s sexuality. What blossomed from this experience was an in-depth conversation about Bi+, Bi-phobia, Mono-sexism and the erasure of fluid […]

How to date a feminist: A guide

How to date a feminist: A guide

My boyfriend is awesome. He is supportive and kind, the best cuddler in the world, and his sleepy morning rambles are on par with Daoist philosophy. My boyfriend is awesome, but I honestly believe myself and my feminism, that is, my belief in the equality of all genders, races, sexualities, abilities, etc., flummoxes him sometimes. It can’t be easy […]

Colorado Springs unlikely candidate

Colorado Springs unlikely candidate

The boom that was Sen. Bernie Sanders political revolution ended like a monstrous bonfire, consuming too much fuel and burning itself out. yet, despite it’s resolution, the David and Goliath narrative remains prevalent in the minds of Sanders supporters. For supporter Misty Plowright, the love for these kinds of tales was kindled so much so that […]

Justice for Josie

Justice for Josie

Anyone who had been arrained in Courtroom 4A of Denver’s Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse Aug 1 at 8 a.m. was greeted with a spectacle. Nearly 50 people accompanied Josie Valadez Fraire and packed into the modestly sized courtroom, lling the uncomfortably creaky wooden benches quickly until it was standing room only. Valadez Fraire is known colloquially as […]

Feminist, Vaulting Without Poles

Feminist, Vaulting Without Poles

“But…aren’t you a feminist?” This is the question most frequently asked of me when I sheepishly reveal my deep, passionate, and incredibly embarrassing love of the “Fast and the Furious” film franchise. This concept is alien to many people who identify me as a passionate feminist who rails against the patriarchy on a daily basis. […]