bluestockings is an intersectional*, feminist**, and anti-oppressive publication.
bluestockings is committed to centering voices of people from marginalized and historically resilient communities, across multiple intersections of oppressed identity. Some of the identities we intend to explore include:
color, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, immigration status, indigeneity, mental and physical (dis)ability, gender identity, sexuality, socio-economic status, substance use, status of incarceration, experience of violence and trauma, and other identities not listed here.
We understand that we erase certain identities simply by not listing them here, and we welcome your feedback addressing other identities that we haven’t included.
As an intersectional, anti-oppressive publication, we have an obligation to center these voices. In the process, we build a future where these communities are uplifted and celebrated.
*We build upon the legacy of Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term “intersectionality” to address the multiple burdens experienced by people living on the intersections. Specifically, Crenshaw analyzed the ways in which feminist discourses and antiracist politics marginalize Black women, who exist, at least, within a marginal gender identity and a marginal racial identity (Read her article here: “Demarginalizing the Intersection“).
** We label bluestockings as a feminist publication. However, we know there are multiple types of feminism, such as white feminism and trans-exclusionary radical feminism, that do not align with our vision.
bluestockings is a publication based in Providence, RI that challenges dominant media narratives by centering Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color systematically excluded from those discourses. Because our staff is usually comprised of most or all Brown University students, we understand there are dramatic privileges and resources that we have, particularly at the expense of low-income Providence residents of color. We welcome and encourage content from contributors unaffiliated with Brown, including Providence residents, high-schoolers, and first-time contributors! We believe that redistributing power from the university is an important part of bluestockings’ mission.
We accept work from every genre and medium, and will prioritize work from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color with multiple marginalized identities. Explore and engage with the content on our site, including our zines, mixtapes, art, and print publications, before submitting. We do not accept pieces that perpetuate racism, colonialism, ableism, transmisogyny, and so on.
Note: Revised March ‘17