I’m Sick of White Kids Telling Me What’s What.

Written by Jae Bates Content warning: mention of child sexual-abuse Over the weekend, the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS) Cultural Competency Programmer brought Alok Vaid-Menon to campus to perform Femme in Public. Alok is a “gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator, and entertainer” according to their site biography and a described as [...]

Meeting Momaday

By Haley Newman ​N. Scott Momaday introduces himself. ​“I’m Scott Momaday,” he says, waving from his wheelchair. Born in 1934 at the Kiowa and Comanche Indian Hospital in Lawton, Ohio, Momaday grew up primarily in Arizona and New Mexico. The rich bass tenor of his voice is somewhat unexpected. We are at the president’s residence, [...]

Too Tired to Protest

It’s hard not to feel like I’m being a bad activist because I don’t share a lot on social media, am not attending a lot of public protests, and am not being as visible as I could be. But I’m tired.

Poppies: A Biomythography***

CW: sexual assault   I freeze. I don’t breathe. Teeth clenched and with a prickle behind my eyes I begin to rock in my chair. It’s not a big deal. I am breathing again, but too fast. He was going to find someone eventually, but her—. I bite back my tears and wait for the [...]

Coming out is weird

by Rory Wong Jacobs Coming out is is a constant process, not just a single event. I came out the way most 17 year-olds with a Facebook did: a long-winded post letting people know that I was bisexual (and then pansexual, and then genderfluid, and then, just queer) and what that meant for me. 17 [...]

Letter to the Editor of The Trail 4 March 2016

The mission of Wetlands Magazine is to provide a platform for marginalized voices on our campus, particularly highlighting those experiences informed through gender, sexuality, race, class, and ability. Due to the homogeneity of our student body, we find that these voices are largely excluded and silenced. This is equally as true in our classrooms as [...]

Guest Post: Response to “Trans/ending Normal”

To our community: As part of an ongoing dialogue we want to take this opportunity to respond to the Wetlands editorial “Trans/ending Normal.” This editorial has made our department’s conversations about the immense power and risk of representation on stage more acute. We hear how scary it is to be a trans individual and how much sensitivity [...]

ASUPS Inducts Wetlands Magazine as an Official Campus Medium

by Jeremy Salvucci It’s official! On Thursday the 12th of March, the ASUPS senate voted to induct Wetlands Magazine as an official campus medium, landing it a spot alongside such publications as The Trail, campus’s weekly newspaper, Crosscurrents, Puget Sound’s resident literary magazine, and Elements, the student body’s scientific periodical, as a member of the [...]

She Works Hard for the Money: Labor, Motherhood, and Love at Lewis and Clark College’s 34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

by Elaine Stamp For the past 33 years, Lewis and Clark College has hosted a gender studies symposium to bring together thinkers from all over the nation to exchange ideas about gender and sexuality. This past weekend marked their 34th conference. I attended a panel about global markets and their intersections with race and gender. [...]

The Vagina-Brain Connection

by Meg Van Brocklin You could say vaginas are on my mind. Two weeks ago I had the opportunity of being part of the production of the Vagina Monologues here at the University of Puget Sound. Several months ago during a podcast binge my friend recommended a podcast by Naomi Wolf to me, which while released [...]