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Feminist Fires

Feminist Fires: Then & Now helps remind us of past and present individuals who have struggled and sacrificed for social justice and feminism.  Remember the courage it takes to go against the grain of dominant society, and how so many people have helped build access and understanding for the life we lead today.  Feminist Fires: Then & Now outlines these trailblazers in the following way:

Digest magazine encourages guests contributors to share past and present activists who inspire and make positive change.  Keep the entry to a page, include a photograph, and respond with information to the above five points.  If you are interested in sharing some of your own work and research regarding a leader in these movements, we have a special subsection of Feminist Fires: Then & Now called A Deeper Analysis*.  We encourage students, staff, faculty, and anyone interested to share closer looks into the lives of people seeking positive social change.

Click here to view a PDF of contributor guidelines; email questions/submissions to Brandie: bmadrid@luc.edu.

Below is a list of published Feminist Fires separated from the magazine.  Click to enjoy!

9 Nellie McKay Feminist musician and artist Barndie Rae Madrid 4/25/2011 27
8 Hildegard of Bingen Woman religious from 1100s Brandie Rae Madrid 4/18/2011 26
*7 Whoopi Goldberg A Deeper Analysis: In Defense of Whoopi Goldberg as a Feminist J. Curtis Main 4/11/2011 25
7 Whoopi Goldberg Feminism and social justice through popular media, comedy, and literature J. Curtis Main 4/11/2011 25
6 Donna Haraway Cyber-Feminism and feminism through technology and digital life Brandie Rae Madrid 4/4/2011 24
5 Various Women's History Month Special 2011 Slide Collection J. Curtis Main 3/21/3011 23
4 Maria McCray Chicago Slam-poet Brandie Rae Madrid 3/14/2011 21
3 Boogie McClarin Chicago Dance Activist, Instructor, and Artist J. Curtis Main 2/21/2011 19
2 Shana Penn Reclaiming and recovering women's history and political activism in Poland Bozena McClees 2/14/2011 18
1 Mary Wollstonecraft Women's education and beauty standards Brandie Rae Madrid 2/7/2011 17


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