Coalition Zine

We are the student run zine of The Coalition for Gender and Racial Equality Now and After Graduation. The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are in no way affiliated with Western Kentucky University, however they are the majority opinion of the Zine's editorial staff and this editorial staff is pretty freaking awesome if I do say so myself.
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First of all let me say that I have had a blast writing this blog and zine. Second let me say that I have not forgotten about it in the past couple of months, I’ve just had a lot to work on. Lastly I would like to say that this next semester the zine will only post occasionally as I will have even less time than before to keep up. However I will be interning for another blog called iwillnotdiet.com. There I will be talking about all things body-positive. I hope you all will read it because it’s an internship I’m very passionate about. As a mater of fact I might post some things from there on here. As this is my final semester at Western Kentucky, the zine may not continue next year. However if anyone is interested in picking it back up and running it yourself please contact me at: coalitionzine@gmail.com. Finally, I am so happy that you all have followed me on this journey towards social justice, and I am so very blessed and grateful to have such a website available for people like myself to have a voice in this world. Even if the voice is a very small one. If you wish you may also follow me on my personal blog (which is updated pretty regularly) at andlifestartsnow.tumblr.com or on twitter @Gabzpink. 

xoxo,

lr

A playlist of the zine’s favorites this year.

tedx:

Women are complicated. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy, and women happen to be people.

Tavi Gevinson is a writer, blogger, thinker, teenager, and one of the many remarkable young people sharing ideas at TEDx events around the world. Above, a quote from her TEDxTeen talk, “A teen just trying to figure it out.”

This weekend, at TEDxYouthDay events around the world, hundreds of young people will gather to dream the future they will create on this planet. In places like Göteborg, Madrid, Suzhou, Calgary, and San Diego ideas will be shared, norms will be questioned, and solutions will arise. Click here to find an event near you to watch online or attend in person!

Interesting … what do you all think?

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If you are looking for something to do this weekend there is a film festival happening! Starting tomorrow through Wednesday there will be French films screening in Cherry Hall 125 beginning at 7pm. The movies that will be showing include:

  • De rouille et d’os (RUST AND BONE)- Saturday
  • Poulet au prunes (CHICKEN WITH PLUMS)-Sunday one of the directors being one of my favorite people— Marjane Satrapi
  • Après mai (SOMETHING IN THE AIR)-Monday
  • HOLY MOTORS-Tuesday
  • AMOUR-Wednesday

Each film will have a discussion after. It’s a great opportunity to see amazing films, talk with wonderful professors, and to experience a different country’s take on cinema. 

Yay!

LR

*translations according to fb page …

well, my name is Skyler White, yo.

(via hilcarhar)

WKU says no more. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How exactly would you define a Riot Grrrl?
thecoalitionzine thecoalitionzine Said:

GRRRRRRRReat question lovely anon! Riot Grrrl’s were these awesome third wave punk ladies who used zines, music, and activism to talk about sexism, racism, and homophobia and other feminist issues. In a way it was a way for feminism to leave academia and come into the homes of girls EVERYWHERE!

In the case of the zine, if you are a feminist who is doing awesome things around campus, making awesome feminist art, or just looking totes dope you are qualified to be a riot grrrl. In a way we just want to highlight WKU’s cool feminists and to let people know they aren’t alone in their beliefs. Sometimes feminists feel alone in Kentucky and need to know there are others here who are working towards progressive change in KY.

If you think, in any way, that this description fits you let us know. Also if you think our description is too narrow let us know what else you think makes a riot grrrl.

xoxo,

LR

The Zine is beginning a Riot Grrrl of the Week segment! If you would like to be featured as a riot grrrl then please message us, tweet us, or e-mail us at  coalitionzine@gmail.com. Please include a picture, and a description of what makes you a rocking riot grrrl! Also, if you know of anyone who is totes a dope chick, let us know and we’ll surprise them with a riot grrrl of the week award! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!