The Invisibility Issue

Issue #75 | Summer 2017
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When we say feminism is about collective liberation, it means we have to look beyond what is known, heard, and obvious. “Invisibility” is our deep dive into perspectives, politics, and narratives that push back against the patriarchy. This issue questioned not only what is visible, but also the methods and ideologies that render others invisible in the process.


A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR A FAIR TRADE EMOTIONAL LABOR ECONOMY: A proposal about care labor for everyone. | Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

DEGREES OF WOKENESS: Race and otherness in Jane Eyre. | Li Sian Goh

VISIBILITY OR COMPLICITY: The contentious intersection of Western capitalism and the hijab. | Aqdas Aftab

BELIEVE ME: Genderqueer and nonbinary survivors of violence on visibility and identity. | Lexie Bean

PURITY IN A TRUMPED-UP WORLD: A conversation against purity with Alexis Shotwell. | Chanda Prescod-Weinstein


ON HEALTH: Invisible illness, gender, and disbelief. | Kate Horowitz

ON FAT FASHION: Lindy West on fashion and autonomy. | Sarah Winifred Searle

ON VIOLENCE: An excerpt from Invisible No More. | Andrea J. Ritchie


DRAWN OUT: Invisibility | Sara Searle

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Vera Rubin | Kristin Rogers Brown and Ryan Brown


Making History: Black Cinema Firsts | Dahlia Grossman-Heinze
Keyword: Care Economy | Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Body Blows | Andi Zeisler
I Can’t Unsee This: A Q&A with Invisibilia Creator Alix Spiegel | Katie Moulton
Adventures in Feministory | Kristin Rogers Brown
Paying Homage to the Queen of Teen Mean, Daria Morgendorffer | Soraya Membreno


Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze by Andi Zeisler
Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy by Patricia Romero
No Más Muertes/No More Deaths by Soraya Membreno
Elements: Fire by Alexxander Dovelin
Breathe In Deep by Kristin Rogers Brown


Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity (Alexis Pauline Gumbs) by Zaina Alsous
Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults (Laurie Penny) by Heather Seggel
And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America’s First Feminists (Helen LaKelly Hunt) by Katie Klabusich
The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness (Jill Filipovic) by Allison McCarthy
Afar (Leila del Duca, Kit Seaton, and Taneka Scotts) by Stacie Evans
Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women (Renee Engeln) by Anna Hamilton
Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement (Jennifer Patterson) by Seema Reza
Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas (Laura Sook Duncombe) by Lee Jutton
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman (Anne Helen Petersen) by Andi Zeisler


XX (Directors: Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
The Revival: Women and the Word (Director: Sekiya Dorsett) by Sam Riedel
The Last Laugh (Director: Ferne Pearlstein) by Jess Kibler
I Am Not Your Negro (Director: Raoul Peck) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Footprint: Population, Consumption, and Sustainability (Director: Valentina Canavesio) by Elizabeth King
Speed Sisters (Director: Amber Fares) by Ana Valens


Fin (Syd) by Chanelle Adams
Soft Spots (Adult Mom) by Maggie Owsley
Crystal Fairy (Crystal Fairy) by Nitzan Pincu
Loud Women: Volume One (Various Artists) by Sarah Ventre
Powerplant (Girlpool) by Marissa Lorusso
Semper Femina (Laura Marling) by Katie Presley
Illumíname (Manitas Nerviosas) by Anhelo Escalante
Whiteout Conditions (The New Pornographers) by Jude Watson


Design by Alexxander Dovelin, art direction by Kristin Rogers Brown

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