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The F-Word Magazine The F-Word is a collection of feminist voices that comes together in a biannual print publication. Created by University of Pennsylvania students.

The F-Word is a collection of feminist voices that come together in biannual print publications. We aim to be a space for people of all backgrounds, to talk, write, or create art through their experiences, that touch on gender or sexuality. We hope to represent and welcome many voices with meaningful thoughts to share; q***r, POC, all genders, and all socioeconomic backgrounds. We hope to be a ca

The F-Word is a collection of feminist voices that come together in biannual print publications. We aim to be a space for people of all backgrounds, to talk, write, or create art through their experiences, that touch on gender or sexuality. We hope to represent and welcome many voices with meaningful thoughts to share; q***r, POC, all genders, and all socioeconomic backgrounds. We hope to be a ca

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Join us for our first ever club-wide social tomorrow night!! If you have been a part of the F-Word, past or present, ple...
02/19/2022

Join us for our first ever club-wide social tomorrow night!! If you have been a part of the F-Word, past or present, please feel free to join us tomorrow night at the Center City rink ⛸✨

Skating tickets will be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please message or email us ASAP to reserve your spot!

(And don’t worry if you can’t skate, you can also join us for some hot coco and conversation🙂🎉)

The F-Word is officially seeking submissions for our Spring 2022 Issue! 🎉🎉At The F-Word, we define feminism as the deman...
02/10/2022

The F-Word is officially seeking submissions for our Spring 2022 Issue! 🎉🎉

At The F-Word, we define feminism as the demand for the equality of all people, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or religion. We firmly believe that feminist art and writing can be a powerful drive behind positive social, political, and cultural change. We aim to provide a platform that privileges the voices of women, queer people, people of color, and other ethnic and religious minorities and help them share those voices with the world. In doing so, we hope to foster dialogue and put a balanced face on feminism to show that this movement is not just for cis white women.

For the Spring Issue, we are accepting poetry, prose, academic essays, and art in all mediums. If you have pieces that do not fit into those categories, feel free to send them in and we can consider them for later issues or our blog! Entries should be no longer than five pages, and please include an artist statement and the medium alongside art submissions.

While we accept submissions on a rolling basis, pieces considered for the Spring Issue should be submitted to [email protected] by April 1st, 2022. We accept submissions in all languages and in Word documents. Non-art PDF documents will not be reviewed. Multiple submissions are encouraged!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Launch Party at the LGBT Center last Friday! It was amazing to be able to share so...
12/17/2021

Thank you to everyone who came to our Launch Party at the LGBT Center last Friday! It was amazing to be able to share some Federal Donuts, listen to powerful readings by several of our contributors, and spend some time with one another within and beyond the F-Word community. Our Fall 2021 issue is now officially out everywhere online and at Kelly Writers House!

You can pick up your copy for free at the entrance of Kelly Writers House. It is located at 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 and will be open throughout the break except for Dec 24th–Jan 4th. If you have already left campus, don't worry. The Fall 2021 Issue will be available for pick up at Kelly Writers House throughout Spring 2021 as well.

You can also check out the new issue here:
https://issuu.com/fword/docs/the_f-word_fall_2021

Feel free to share a few copies or our online version with your friends and families! Thank you all for a great semester, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

JUST IN! OUR 2021 FALL PUBLICATION! Come pick yours up (and some donuts) at the LGBT Center! Swipe through for a sneak p...
12/10/2021

JUST IN! OUR 2021 FALL PUBLICATION! Come pick yours up (and some donuts) at the LGBT Center! Swipe through for a sneak peek!

Please join us at the Penn LGBT Center this Friday, 12/10, at 4–6 PM for our Fall 2021 Launch Party!! Come meet and ming...
12/09/2021

Please join us at the Penn LGBT Center this Friday, 12/10, at 4–6 PM for our Fall 2021 Launch Party!! Come meet and mingle with The F-Word community and pick up a copy of our brand new Fall issue🎉🎉 We will be in the Goodhand Room on the first floor.

The event will be fully-masked with no indoor drinking or eating, and please come with your Penn OpenPass. Depending on university guidelines, we may have to switch to a grab-and-go event, so please keep following The F-Word page here and on Facebook for more updates!!

📣 The F-Word is officially seeking submissions for our Fall 2021 Issue!At The F-Word, we define feminism as the demand f...
11/02/2021

📣 The F-Word is officially seeking submissions for our Fall 2021 Issue!

At The F-Word, we define feminism as the demand for the equality of all people, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or religion. We firmly believe that feminist art and writing can be a powerful drive behind positive social, political, and cultural change. We aim to provide a platform that privileges the voices of women, queer people, people of color, and other ethnic and religious minorities and help them share those voices with the world. In doing so, we hope to foster dialogue and put a balanced face on feminism to show that this movement is not just for cis white women.

For the Fall Issue, we are accepting poetry, prose, academic essays, and black-and-white art. If you have pieces that do not fit into those categories, feel free to send them in and we can consider them for later issues or our blog! Entries should be no longer than five pages, and please include an artist statement and the medium alongside art submissions.

While we accept submissions on a rolling basis, pieces considered for the Fall Issue should be submitted to [email protected] by November 15th, 2021. We accept submissions in all languages and in Word documents. Non-art PDF documents will not be reviewed. Multiple submissions are encouraged!

Another publication?! You know it! 😁This time, it’s art editor Alyssa Sliwa! In  “Carolee Schneeman: Artist Spotlight,” ...
10/29/2021

Another publication?! You know it! 😁This time, it’s art editor Alyssa Sliwa! In “Carolee Schneeman: Artist Spotlight,” Sliwa describes the many powers and controversies surrounding the American visual experimental artist, Carolee Schneemann. So… you know the drill, check out our website and give it a read!

JUST IN! Our very own Mikayla Cassidy, 2021 blog staffer, has just published “No Hate Like Catholic Love.” In the piece,...
10/28/2021

JUST IN! Our very own Mikayla Cassidy, 2021 blog staffer, has just published “No Hate Like Catholic Love.” In the piece, Cassidy delves into her old high school’s decision to rescind a job offer to a Penn alumna over her same-sex marriage. Head on over to https://upennfword.com (link in bio) to give it a read!

Introducing: our Fall 2021 Board! Brand new board photos are up now on The F-Word website, go to upennfword.com/about/bo...
10/28/2021

Introducing: our Fall 2021 Board! Brand new board photos are up now on The F-Word website, go to upennfword.com/about/board/ to check it out💜🎉 Keep an eye on our blog for upcoming blog articles, and make sure to submit your poetry, prose, art, and more to [email protected] before Nov. 15th for a chance to be published in our Fall issue!

(Side note: I may or may not have woken up my cat just for this photo😼)

Board applications due tonight!! Come join the ~coolest~ people on campus at Penn’s premier feminist literary magazine, ...
09/15/2021
The F-Word Fall 2021 Board Application

Board applications due tonight!! Come join the ~coolest~ people on campus at Penn’s premier feminist literary magazine, and work with writers, artists, and activists from around the Philadelphia community and beyond!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fu6Y7Dh0DJ4Q_LT948VgE7oBhfuRr9xbFFo2FK7H_9c/viewform?edit_requested=true

Please submit by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, September 15th. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]. Position Descriptions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eZZOxV1JZLBMbb6QGPFn0xNesnXQAU340nUH1YHjn2s/edit?usp=sharing

Fall 2021 Board Applications Out Now!Thank you to those who came to our first Fall GBM tonight! Our weekly GBM is every ...
09/09/2021

Fall 2021 Board Applications Out Now!

Thank you to those who came to our first Fall GBM tonight! Our weekly GBM is every Wednesday at 8 PM in Kelly Writers House, RM 202. And as always, they are open to all general members, no applications needed!

If you are interested in taking on a more active role in The F-Word, a brief board application is due Wednesday, 9/15, at 11:59 PM. Descriptions of positions on our Editorial, Design, and Internal and External Communications Board are available on the application form. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

Application: https://forms.gle/iSQaxvHxRSoFmF1E8

Join us tonight at 8 in  Kelly Writers House, RM 202, for our first Fall info session and GBM! Learn more about how you ...
09/08/2021

Join us tonight at 8 in Kelly Writers House, RM 202, for our first Fall info session and GBM! Learn more about how you can get involved in The F-Word as a general member or as a part of our Editorial, Design, or Internal/External Boards.

And if you haven't yet, make sure you pick up a copy of our Spring 2021 Issue at the entrance of Kelly Writers House!

Join us now until 8 on Penn Clubs to learn more about Penn’s feminist literary magazine! Make sure to click the bell ico...
09/02/2021

Join us now until 8 on Penn Clubs to learn more about Penn’s feminist literary magazine! Make sure to click the bell icon on our club page to be added to our listserv🔔💜 We will be sending out information soon about our upcoming GBM and board applications!

Kennedy Crowder sheds a bright, reflective light on her quarantine road to self-love, curating selfies, and becoming her...
05/17/2021
Be Your Muse

Kennedy Crowder sheds a bright, reflective light on her quarantine road to self-love, curating selfies, and becoming her own muse.

One more hour!! Come see us by Kelly Writers House to pick up your copy of our brand new Spring issue (and some deliciou...
04/24/2021

One more hour!! Come see us by Kelly Writers House to pick up your copy of our brand new Spring issue (and some delicious snacks🍫)

They are hereeee~ Come pick up your copy tomorrow in front of KWH from 2-4🤩
04/24/2021

They are hereeee~ Come pick up your copy tomorrow in front of KWH from 2-4🤩

And bell hooks Becomes a Wingwoman.
04/02/2021
When Male Allyship Fails

And bell hooks Becomes a Wingwoman.

Allyship is a necessary and vital addition to feminist movements. But what happens when we fall into the trap of “preservation through transformation?”

Check out this great opportunity below!
04/02/2021

Check out this great opportunity below!

Hello all!

We are accepting submissions this semester to put on a virtual Penn Monologues show.

If you have any artistic/theatric/personal pieces you'd like to see performed, or work with us to workshop into a performance, please send it in!

Feel free to use this Google Form (anonymous submissions are also accepted) to do so:
https://forms.gle/utfWKqxovpXNNH6s6

We are also providing a space for community and education on gender/sexuality, sexual violence, and other advocacy issues every Sunday 12-1:30 pm.

Feel free to use this Zoom link to join: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/97323006473

We hope to see you there!

03/18/2021

Hello everyone!

Just an update: we are EXTENDING our print submission deadline to March 21st, which is THIS Sunday.

If you have any poetry, prose, artwork, academic work, or other literary miscellanea that deal with feminist or social justice themes, and you would like to see your work published in this print issue, please send it to us at [email protected].

Multiple submissions are acceptable and encouraged, and we also accepted submissions in languages other than English!

The F-Word is officially seeking submissions for our Spring 2021 Issue!Use this frame if you want to help us publicize o...
02/04/2021

The F-Word is officially seeking submissions for our Spring 2021 Issue!

Use this frame if you want to help us publicize our call for submissions!

At The F-Word, we define feminism as the demand for the equality of all people, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or religion. We firmly believe that feminist art and writing can be a powerful driver of positive social, political, and cultural change. We aim to provide a platform that privileges the voices of women, queer people, people of color, and other ethnic and religious minorities and help them share those voices with the world. In doing so, we hope to foster a dialogue and put a balanced face on feminism to show that this movement is not just for white women.

For this issue we are accepting poetry, prose, academic essays, and art. If you have pieces that do not fit into those categories, feel free to send them in and we'll be sure to consider them for this issue or our blog! Non-literary pieces may also be considered for our blog.
While we do accept submissions on a rolling basis, we ask that those who would like their work considered for the Spring issue submit to [email protected] no later than March 18th, 2021. Submissions should be sent in a Word document; PDF documents will not be reviewed. If you are submitting art, please include an artist statement and the medium of the piece. Multiple submissions are encouraged. We also accept submissions in languages other than English.

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At The F-Word, we define feminism as the demand for the equality of all people, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or religion. We firmly believe that feminist art and writing can be a powerful driver of positive social, political, and cultural change. We aim to provide a platform that privileges the voices of women, q***r people, people of color, and other ethnic and religious minorities and help them share those voices with the world. In doing so, we hope to foster a dialogue and put a balanced face on feminism to show that this movement is not just for white women.

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