Author Archives: Rachel Storm

Manifesto: In Review

By Rachel Lauren Storm Nestled in the Armory Free Theater on campus, captive audiences witnessed a theatrical performance this March that urged an examination of feminist histories and futures. “How do you talk about 300 years in four minutes? [sighs, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Rag: A Feminist Herstory of Pandora’s Rag on the U of I Campus

In the spring of 1998, a handful of women’s studies students decided to start a feminist publication for distribution on campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community. Pandora’s Rag was a feminist zine (self-published, small circulation publication) that aimed to generate … Continue reading

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Still Mourning Local Femicide, or Why We Need a Race-Conscious Feminist Revolution

_____________________________________________________________________________ Ann Wu and Rachel Lauren Storm   In last November’s issue of the Public i, Hong Cheng, a freshman in Math & Computer Science at the University of Illinois, published an article entitled “Raising Concerns about Chinese Students’ Mental … Continue reading

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“Inside Voices”: Poetry from the Champaign County Jail

INSIDE VOICES In a class facilitated by educators, Rachel Lauren Storm, Becca Sorgert, and Meadow Jones, incarcerated men have participated in a weekly poetry lab offered at the Champaign County Jail since January of 2012. Inside Voices is a ongoing column … Continue reading

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Building Community Consciousness Around Domestic Violence

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Women’s Resources Center—in collaboration with a variety of campus and community organizations*—has worked to both raise awareness of the realities of domestic abuse and to educate the community … Continue reading

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