The Bonfire is a regular column by one of the Digest magazine's writers, Kyla Barranco. In the early stages of the magazine, when the format, schedule, and look were constantly changing, Kyla was one of the most reliable and consistent contributors; rarely skipping a beat. In fact, she was our first contributor beyond the magazine staff. Using experiences from her past and present, the column focuses on issues in everyday life that often pertain specifically to sex, gender, societal norms, and the social culture that perpetuates them. Kyla has a talent for everyday, accessible language and ideas that also push against and challenge harmful social practices. Digest magazine is happy to have a younger voice in feminist efforts.
Kyla is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and WSGS as well as a member of Loyola’s Interdisciplinary Honors Program, in addition to being one of 20 Gannon Scholars in her class. She is an Illinois native. Her interests are reading, feminism, politics, and immersing herself in new cultures. Kyla hopes to one day become a civil rights attorney, in addition to doing community work in Chicago and wherever else her life may take her.
Below is a list of published The Bonfires separated from the magazine. Click to enjoy!
|18||Feminist Reflections: A Year's Perspective||5/9/2011||29|
|17||Feminism and Religion: The Odd Couple||4/18/2011||26|
|16||So Maybe I Don't Want to be a Princess After All||4/4/2011||24|
|14||Conflict and Compromise||03/14/2011||21|
|13||For All the Rockstar Women||3/14/2011||20|
|12||Playing the White Card||02/21/2011||19|
|11||Roses are Red, Violets are Blue||02/14/2011||18|
|10||The Feminine Feminist||02/07/2011||17|
|9||A Kyla Collection||01/31/2011||16|
|8||Performing the Daily Drag Show||01/24/2011||15|
|7||Tis the Season||12/09/2010||14|
|6||Prostitution - To Do or Not to Do||12/02/2010||13|
|5||I DON'T - A Solution to the Marriage Problem||11/11/2010||11|
|4||Closet Feminists - Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are||11/04/2010||10|
|3||Trick or Treat||10/28/2010||9|
|2||Sure, You Can Be My Best Friend - If You're Gay||10/21/2010||8|
|1||Bros, Hoes, and Beer - A Call to All Frat Boys||10/14/2010||7|