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The Invisible Latina Intellectual

I am 44 years old, almost completely grey, have three degrees, including a Ph.D. in English/Latinx literature, and on a regular basis my colleagues tell me, “You look like a student.” Without my prompting them … [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta | July 6, 2016 | 10

The Kimchi Poetry Machine Manifesta


The Kimchi Poetry Machine is a different kind of jar.


Instead of kimchi, there are small paper pieces of poetry. And instead of smelling pungent fermented cabbage, your eardrums are lulled by luminous feminist poetry.



The Kimchi … [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Margaret Rhee | May 31, 2016 | 0

Women Writing Books About Film

Don’t worry.

You will make it through this.

Stay calm. If you are reading this,

you are here.


You are here because you are in danger

and you are in danger because you are here.

—— Daphne Gottlieb, “Final Girl II: … [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Sophie Mayer | April 22, 2016 | 0

Who’s Coming for You?

Sarai Walker’s novel Dietland (2015, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) has an unusual way of merging the violent with the mundane. Along with narrator Plum Kettle’s journey to self-acceptance, a second tale unfolds of a feminist vigilante … [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Katie DePasquale | March 14, 2016 | 0