In Between a Samosa and a Pizza: Stuck Between Two Cultures

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

I’m ace and not straight: here’s what that means

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

The detriments of white feminism (Hey white women, this one’s for you)

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)

Being Black and a woman in this country is basically waiting at all sides to be hit

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

“He was surprised when I told him I was from Minneapolis”

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”