Bikini Body B.S.

By Pearl Biggers, TIWP Student Billboards, advertisements, and magazines scream at us: “Get your summer bod in only twenty days!” “How to shape up for summer time bikini season!” “Are you beach body ready?!” As we approach the summer months, we also approach the season of the ever illusive “bikini body.” Women force themselves to […]

The World I Want to Fight For

By Pearl Biggers, TIWP student I don’t want to fight. No, I don’t want to have to fight. Whether this is fear or laziness, I don’t know. But I am not a militant. I am a creator. I hold onto love and daydreams, not anger and weapons. I am not a fighter. My heart is […]

The World I Want to Fight For

By Sofia Ruiz, TIWP student The World I Want to Fight For. . .  . . . is a world where every child gets to read every book. It is a world where people receive a proper education, and where people understand the value of sharing a story, of sharing a fact, of sharing a […]

Being Woman

By Izzi Roth, TIWP student The foot comes off the gas, and as the tires slowly grab the pebbles off the ground, it goes dark. A voice calls out “hey would you come here a sec” and it all goes dark. You step out of the house and a pair of eyes gropes you from […]

On Feminism

By Izzy Gravano, TIWP student When people used to ask me if I was a feminist, I never knew what to say. I started by answering no, I am not a feminist. I am not a feminist because feminists were “angry, bitter old women.” But I could not have been more wrong. Little did I […]

Being Woman

By Izzi Roth, TIWP Student The foot comes off the gas and as the tires slowly grab the pebbles off the ground and it goes dark. A voice calls out, “hey would you come here for a sec” and it all goes dark. You step out of the house and a pair of eyes gropes […]

It Just Isn’t.

By Madison Alvarado, TIWP student Justice. It’s a funny thing. We tell ourselves the law is the truth and the law is fairness and of course our system isn’t flawed. The law brings Justice. But then again, it just doesn’t. A rapist sentenced to just six months because the crime he committed only took “about […]

Monuments

By Madison Alvarado, TIWP student 400,000 breaths sit in silence, held with anticipation under six feet of dirt; those men do not stir. 400,000 hearts holding a beat; a flag and a bullet are their company. 400,000 white marble blocks, each one and the same. The names that are engraved are different but each spells […]

Consent Education Must Start Early

By Isabel Owens, Guest contributor “Why I don’t need consent lessons” is the controversial title of George Lawlor’s student editorial, which has, since its publication this Fall, been blasted by multiple news agencies, labeled “offensive to women” and “an embarrassment to men” on Twitter, and sparked debate over the necessity of rape education.

A Right to Vote Isn’t a Right to Equality

By Madison Alvarado, Intuitive Writing Project student What does it mean when you tell a woman she can cast a ballot but she can’t show her face? How does a country consider itself a democracy when every single day it strips 50 percent of its population of their freedoms? It seems funny to me that […]