OUR MISSION

bluestockings is an anti-oppressive publication. We seek to publish pieces that are informed by Black power, intersectional feminism, gender self-determination, solidarity with Muslims, Indigenous sovereignty, decolonization, migrant justice, queer kinship, fat freedom, disability justice, prison abolition, radical self-love, and collective liberation.

bluestockings is committed to centering voices of people from marginalized and historically resilient communities, across multiple intersections of oppressed identity, including:

color, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, immigration status, indigeneity, mental and physical disability, gender identity, sexuality, socio-economic status, substance use, status of incarceration, and experience of violence and trauma.

We understand that we erase certain identities and experiences by not listing them here, and we welcome your feedback addressing other identities that we haven’t included.

We hope to build a future where these marginalized and historically resilient communities are celebrated.

Editor’s Note: 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“).

ABOUT US

bluestockings is a publication based in Providence, RI that challenges dominant media narratives by centering 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 people of color with multiple marginalized identities and experiences. 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.

Contact Us:

Email: bluestockingsmagazine@gmail.com

Twitter: @BluestockingsM

Note: Revised October ‘17