A new semester, a new perspective

Hello readers! Everyone here at ShoutOut is thrilled about the start of the school year, and we can’t wait to start blogging again! As your new editors, eszenyme and I are looking forward to all of the great writing for our new and returning bloggers.

But before we get around to business as usual, eszenyme and I wanted to tell you about our personal goals for the semester. They can be summed up in one word: accessibility. Eszenyme and I share a common view that feminism should be accessible and do-able for everyone. And we’d like that to extend to ShoutOut. We are hoping to ensure that this blog is understandable, readable, and accessible to everyone-from our parents, to community members, and feminists alike. Our readers need to know that feminism can be learned and practiced by everyone, not just those with a college education or privileged background.

This semester, we’re hoping to make more of an effort to show our readers how they can “do” feminism in their day-to-day life. Eszenyme will be continuing her fantastic series on Totally Awesome Women, and I’ll also be continuing my Working Women and Feminism series. Additionally, we’ll be announcing a new feature this year! We’re also hoping to host more events on campus, which will mean that everyone in the JMU and Harrisonburg community will have more opportunities to learn about feminism and engage with the ShoutOut! writers.

But we can’t do this without you. We need our readers to continue giving us their input, via comments or email. Let us know how you think we’re doing. Tell us what we can do to make feminism more accessible to you.

We hope you all have a great start to your semester/fall, and stay tuned for regular posts, starting September 10th!

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