By Shreya Bandyopadhyay Growing up as a first generation [insert here] in America is one of the biggest challenges kids have to deal with in the face of American conformity and tradition; so one could imagine how growing up as a first generation Indian woman in West Virginia was not the easiest. The first time … Continue reading In Between a Samosa and a Pizza: Stuck Between Two Cultures
By Kayla Parker Let’s talk about being multiracial or multiethnic in America. This growing phenomenon, while not necessarily new to the United States, is much more visible today as our communities grow more diverse, coming out of the prejudices that have defined the entirety of the country for generations. Because of this, there is a … Continue reading So, what are you?
By Molly Meyer Kehoe I am an athlete. I have played many different sports from kindergarten soccer to middle school volleyball to high school tennis. I am a sister. I have a brother who is a year and a half younger than me, and at every stage of my life he has been my … Continue reading I am a feminist. Can I also be insecure?
By Claire Pieper I grew up in a small Midwest town. When I tell people, I get responses like, “Me too” or, “I bet my school was smaller.” Trust me, my school was smaller. I graduated with 23 students. That includes a foreign exchange student and myself. My town has a population of 754 … Continue reading Feminism in rural Wisconsin is not dead
By Eleanor West Growing up with not one, but two moms has sculpted me into the person I am today — and I would not change a thing. Both my parents are smart, funny and highly compassionate. They taught my siblings and I what it means to be a good person, and how to respect … Continue reading What not to say to someone with two moms
By Claire VanValkenburg Hi there, Claire here. Before you begin reading, I want to share that I am very much in the beginning stages of learning, and I may have made some mistakes in my attempt to educate. If this is the case, let Bell know and we will make corrections accordingly. A Facebook post … Continue reading I’m ace and not straight: here’s what that means
By Sam Jones Attending college in the town deemed “The Left Coast of Wisconsin” or “The Liberal Capital of the Midwest” may suggest that the student body is adequately “woke.” However, this is far from the case when considering feminist movements on campus, and more broadly, at the world-wide feminist movement as a whole. With … Continue reading The detriments of white feminism (Hey white women, this one’s for you)
By Lauryn Azu I can’t remember the exact moment I became a feminist, because I feel like I was always aware of the concept. After all, I have been surrounded by women who embody the ideals of feminism my entire life—my parents have shown me a supportive, affirming marriage in which duties are shared. I … Continue reading Being Black and a woman in this country is basically waiting at all sides to be hit
By Julia De Georgeo This article is the first in Bell’s column, ‘Sitting at an Intersection,’ where writers comment on their personal experience with intersectional feminism. As a woman of color I find myself seated at the intersection of female and biracial, which has been the source of internalized personal conflict for me. At times … Continue reading “He was surprised when I told him I was from Minneapolis”